Active and Passive Attacks are security attacks.
In an active attack, an attacker tries to
modify the content of the messages. In a passive attack, an attacker
observes the messages and copies them.
Below are some important differences between active and passive attack.
an attacker tries to modify the content of the messages
dangerous for integrity and availability
attention has to be paid to detection
system is damaged
victim is informed
system Resources can be changed
information remains unchanged
dangerous for confidentiality
attention needs to be paid to prevention
the system has no impact
victim does not get informed
system resources are unchanged
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