Eavesdropping Attack

Eavesdropping Attack definition in Computer Security terms:

Acronym(s): None

Definition(s): An attack in which an Attacker listens passively to the authentication protocol to capture information which can be used in a subsequent active attack to masquerade as the Claimant.
Source(s): NIST SP 800-63-2

Synonym(s): None


reference: CSRC Glossary