Man in the Middle

This post is about Man in the Middle (hereby refered to as MITM) attacks. MITM refers to the hacker, with computer C, tapping the line between computer A and computer B. If there was not any previous connection between A and B, C can see all communication, no matter the security. Let us imagine a simplification. A says “let’s use algorithm X” B sees this and says, in algorithm X, “OK, here’s your webpage”. C sees A changing the algorithm and decrypts all traffic in algorithm X, seeing the webpage. I can see no way to get around this other than A) send the information along a different path or B) if the hacker taps the conversation after it has started. If anyone knows another way, please comment.


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