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Detecting and preventing Man in The Middle attack using Interlocking protocol and HMAC caused by perpetrator

Patil, Neha (2020) Detecting and preventing Man in The Middle attack using Interlocking protocol and HMAC caused by perpetrator. Masters thesis, Dublin, National College of Ireland.

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Abstract

Man in the Middle attack is one of the most threatening attacks to the data communication. Detecting this attack could be a crucial job for the cyber security professionals and there is no extensive technique for preventing this attack. In the process of the data communication the main motive of the cybercriminal is to interrupt and intercept on-going communication between legitimate users. Once this has been successfully achieved then by taking complete control over the communication channel, the attacker can further manipulate or discard the message for sake of gain. Thenceforth, the main objective of this project is to detect and mitigate Man in the Middle Attack using Interlocking protocol along with HMAC (KeyedHashing for Message Authentication) function instead of using one-way hash function for additional security. Where HMAC will provide further security against cryptoanalysis attacks and will be less affected by collisions. Nevertheless, HMAC’s computing speed is faster than the rest of the existing algorithms and will provide ancillary security even if the hash function is broken. The proposed system is efficient enough to mitigate against Man in the Middle Attack.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > Electronic computers. Computer science
T Technology > T Technology (General) > Information Technology > Electronic computers. Computer science

Q Science > QA Mathematics > Computer software > Computer Security
T Technology > T Technology (General) > Information Technology > Computer software > Computer Security
Divisions: School of Computing > Master of Science in Cyber Security
Depositing User: Dan English
Date Deposited: 27 Jan 2021 17:52
Last Modified: 27 Jan 2021 17:52
URI: http://norma.ncirl.ie/id/eprint/4511

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