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active attack

Abbreviation(s) and Synonym(s):

None

Definition(s):

  An attack on the authentication protocol where the Attacker transmits data to the Claimant, Credential Service Provider, Verifier, or Relaying Party. Examples of active attacks include man-in-the middle, impersonation, and session hijacking.
Source(s):
CNSSI 4009-2015 (NIST SP 800-63-2)

  An attack on the authentication protocol where the attacker transmits data to the claimant, Credential Service Provider (CSP), verifier, or Relying Party (RP). Examples of active attacks include man-in-the-middle (MitM), impersonation, and session hijacking.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-63-3 under Active Attack

  An attack on the authentication protocol where the Attacker transmits data to the Claimant, Credential Service Provider, Verifier, or Relying Party. Examples of active attacks include man-in-the-middle, impersonation, and session hijacking.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-63-2 under Active Attack [Superseded]