Man-in-the-middle attacks

What are man-in-the-middle attacks?

These are attacks that intercept communications, and either alter them or redirect them away from their intended recipient. A typical example of a man-in-the-middle attack involves unencrypted communications over a public WiFi, such as at an airport or a coffee shop.

How to block man-in-the-middle attacks

To protect users from man-in-the-middle attacks, Avira Phantom VPN encrypts all communications, ensuring that even if they are intercepted on a public WiFi network, the communications are unreadable.

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