mibMan In the Browser (MIB) and Man In the Machine (MIMa)

Man In the Browser (MIB) is a security attack where the perpetrator installs a Trojan horse on a victim’s computer which is capable of modifying that user’s web transactions as they occur in real time.

Man In the Machine (MIMa) is a lot like a Man In the Browser, except the malware is in the machine like a virus instead of only running as part of the browser.

Example: A toolbar or other browser add-on is corrupted, or installed, that monitors web activity and sends data back to its owner / corrupter.

Defense: Antivirus software can detect corrupted or malicious add-ons so they can be removed.

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