Man-in-the-middle attack: Real-life example and video walkthrough [Updated 2021]

Is your web browsing private, or is a man in the middle looking at everything you do? Learn what a man-in-the-middle (MITM) attack is, how to set up and execute one, and why they are so dangerous in this walkthrough from Infosec Skills author Keatron Evans.

Man-in-the-middle attack example

In this episode of Cyber Work Applied, Keatron demonstrates a man-in-the-middle attack real-life example: an innocent victim joins the same Wi-Fi network as a malicious attacker. Once the victim joins, it only takes a few steps for Keatron to completely compromise the machine using MITM attack tools.

Watch the full breakdown below of how the attack works below:

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Man-in-the-middle attack walkthrough

The edited transcript of the MITM attack is provide below, separated into each step Keatron goes through in the video.

How does man-in-the-middle attack work?

(0:00–1:02) Hi, this is Keatron Evans, and I’m going to show you how to do a man-in-the-middle attack. What we see on

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