MITM (Man in the Middle attack) is a well known attack in Local Area Network.
Most of use are connected with, public WiFi including free WiFi in cafe, Railway, Airport, and other public places without fear.
But you don’t aware of hacker cunning mind, It might be possible they are sitting in your network (connected with same network) and sniff date easily.
With the help of Man in The Middle attack hacker can steal your username and password, bank details, your login sessions of social media sites including facebook, instagram, twitter etc.
Login session is used to hack your social media account by hackers.
What is MITM (Man In The Middle Attack)
Man in the middle attack is the most popular and dangerous attack in Local Area Network. With the help of this attack, A hacker can capture the data including username and password traveling over the network. He/she is not only captured data from the network he/she can alter data as well.
For example, if you send a letter to your friend the hacker can capture the letter before reaching the destination, and can edit and then send to your friend a modified letter.
But a good thing is this attack only can be performed in a local area network it means one of the victims must be in the same network of the attacker.
May be possible you have heard that using a public Wi-Fi network is not as secure as your home network the only reason is a man in the middle attack.
So my dear friend if you are using public Wi-Fi network or any other public network then please use one of the best VPN Service before access any website.
There are some free VPNs are available in the market so you can use them if you don’t want to spend money on your security. But free VPN is not as trustable as paid.