Man-in-the-middle Attacks

What are MITM attacks?

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Am I vulnerable to MITM attacks?

yes. everyone is.

By tricking the routing protocol used by the internet, most any traffic is vulnerable to a MITM attack from anywhere in the world. Although this vulnerability has been know about for years, researchers dramatically demonstrated such an attack at the hacker conference DEFCON in August of 2008.

Cases of state repression using MITM attacks

2011 January — Tunisia
The government, or someone with government-like powers, captured the login and password of dissidents using facebook by utilizing a MITM attack to add extra code to facebook’s login page. Because facebook stupidly does not deliver their login page over a secure connection, this attack was particularly easy to pull off. Sources: Financial Times, Committed to Protect Journalists