Detection of Man-In-The-Middle Attack In Computer Networks

Salifu Abdul-Mumin*
University for Development Studies, Faculty of Mathematical Sciences, Department of Computer Science, Navrongo, Ghana.
Periodicity:November - January'2013


In this paper, the author presented how Man-in-the-Middle problem can be executed by an attacker. He also proposed a simple and lightweight protocol that will make it undesirable for black hats to carry out this act. The proposed detection protocol has been simulated in a wireless environment to test the effectiveness of the detection mechanism. In all cases the simulated man-in-the-middle attack was detected. The performance of the proposed detection mechanism was evaluated against an existing detection mechanism.


Information Technology, Wireless network, Attacker, IP, MAC, Denial of service attack, Session Hijacking, Man-in-the-Middle attack.

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Abdul-Mumin, S. (2013). Detection of Man-In-The-Middle Attack in Computer Networks. i-manager’s Journal on Communication Engineering and Systems, 2(1), 1-8.


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