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Preventing the Man-in-the-Middle Attack on Internet Communication using Blockchain Technology

Kulkarni, Onkar (2019) Preventing the Man-in-the-Middle Attack on Internet Communication using Blockchain Technology. Masters thesis, Dublin, National College of Ireland.

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Abstract

Internet communication is getting massive popularity these days. Internet communication and computer technology have become an integral part of everyone’s lives. People are exploiting the online ways to chat with each other, find ways of entertainment, put forward their views before the world, shop for themselves, pay the bills, etc. owing to which a large amount of data is generated and transferred over the internet every day. Thus, it becomes necessary to protect the data which is transmitted on the internet. With the advent of HTTPS, the internet communication is believed to have been secured in transferring the data from one computer to another. But, lately some of the issues with HTTPS security have been reported, because of which tampering of data in transit and attacks like MITM attacks are on the rise. One such issue is ability to compromise the single trusted certificate that can represent any website. Thus, this paper thus considers the mentioned issue and tries to prevent the MITM attacks on HTTPS by using notary systems in HTTPS. While doing so, the paper tries to put light on the working of HTTPS and explains how Man-in-the-Middle attack is carried out on HTTPS. The solution is developed leveraging blockchain technologies. The paper also evaluates the system and lists some of the shortcomings of the model and suggest the future work.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > Electronic computers. Computer science
T Technology > T Technology (General) > Information Technology > Electronic computers. Computer science

Q Science > QA Mathematics > Computer software
T Technology > T Technology (General) > Information Technology > Computer software

Q Science > QA Mathematics > Computer software > Computer Security
T Technology > T Technology (General) > Information Technology > Computer software > Computer Security
Divisions: School of Computing > Master of Science in Cyber Security
Depositing User: CAOIMHE NI MHAICIN
Date Deposited: 15 Oct 2019 11:24
Last Modified: 15 Oct 2019 11:24
URI: http://trap.ncirl.ie/id/eprint/3896

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