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Active wiretapping is

[a] wiretapping attack that attempts to alter data being communicated or otherwise affect data flow.[1]
[t]he attachment of an unauthorized device, such as a computer terminal, to a communications circuit to gain access to data by generating false messages or control signals or by altering the communications of legitimate users.[2]

References Edit

  1. Internet Security Glossary 14 (RFC 4949) (Ver. 2) (Aug. 2007).
  2. Auditing and Financial Management: Glossary of EDP Terminology, at 1.

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