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How do YOU safeguard yourself from mitm/mitb attacks?

Post by warnock on Wed Aug 25, 2010 9:28 pm
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I was just wondering what safeguards some of you guys use beyond the normal safeguards (anti-virus/malware/spyware, etc) to ensure you never fall victim to a cain & abel attack.
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Re: How do YOU safeguard yourself from mitm/mitb attacks?

Post by Goatboy on Wed Aug 25, 2010 10:53 pm
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Not sure an anti-virus counts as a protection against MitM...
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Re: How do YOU safeguard yourself from mitm/mitb attacks?

Post by warnock on Wed Aug 25, 2010 11:07 pm
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Goatboy wrote:Not sure an anti-virus counts as a protection against MitM...


What would qualify as GOOD protection against it?
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Re: How do YOU safeguard yourself from mitm/mitb attacks?

Post by centip3de on Mon Oct 18, 2010 11:28 pm
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Goatboy wrote:Not sure an anti-virus counts as a protection against MitM...


I don't know if you'd count "Norton" It's an anti-virus/anti-malware/anti-spyware/firewall..... :?
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Re: How do YOU safeguard yourself from mitm/mitb attacks?

Post by Goatboy on Tue Oct 19, 2010 3:37 am
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I guess I never really answered the question. I send all of my sensitive data through an ssh tunnel to my house (when I am away, obviously) and monitor for any suspicious ARP traffic.
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Re: How do YOU safeguard yourself from mitm/mitb attacks?

Post by fabianhjr on Wed Oct 20, 2010 8:17 am
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What Goatboy means is that you should learn the basics of networking.
Here is some stuff you should check out:
  • TCP/IP
  • IP Address
  • MAC Address
  • Address resolution protocol
  • Address resolution protocol poison routing(ARP Poison Routing or APR for short)
If you are in a public wireless network you should also read about:
  • Radio communication
  • Promiscuous mode
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Re: How do YOU safeguard yourself from mitm/mitb attacks?

Post by fashizzlepop on Wed Oct 20, 2010 2:28 pm
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OpenVPN and ssh when away from home.
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Re: How do YOU safeguard yourself from mitm/mitb attacks?

Post by insomaniacal on Thu Oct 21, 2010 4:00 pm
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When I'm at home, I'm fairly certain no one is performing Mitm attacks. When away from home, I really don't take as many precautions as I should. If it's an untrusted Wi-Fi spot I just happened to pick up, I try to use Https as often as possible for a tad of privacy.
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Re: How do YOU safeguard yourself from mitm/mitb attacks?

Post by Goatboy on Thu Oct 21, 2010 6:07 pm
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insomaniacal wrote:When I'm at home, I'm fairly certain no one is performing Mitm attacks. When away from home, I really don't take as many precautions as I should. If it's an untrusted Wi-Fi spot I just happened to pick up, I try to use Https as often as possible for a tad of privacy.

sslstrip, bro. Send everything through an SSH tunnel. Do it, do it now!
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Re: How do YOU safeguard yourself from mitm/mitb attacks?

Post by insomaniacal on Fri Oct 22, 2010 5:00 am
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Goatboy wrote:
insomaniacal wrote:When I'm at home, I'm fairly certain no one is performing Mitm attacks. When away from home, I really don't take as many precautions as I should. If it's an untrusted Wi-Fi spot I just happened to pick up, I try to use Https as often as possible for a tad of privacy.

sslstrip, bro. Send everything through an SSH tunnel. Do it, do it now!


Yea, I've heard about that, hence "tad of privacy". I have no excuse beyond laziness I suppose.
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