Definition Edit

Between line entry (also between-the-lines entry) is

similar to wire tapping except the process is active. The penetrator issues spurious commands onto the communication lines which were meant only for the legitimate users. This operation is usually done when the intended terminal is at an idle state.[1]
[u]nauthorized access obtained by tapping the temporarily inactive terminal of a legitimate user.[2]

References Edit

  1. Computer Operating System Vulnerabilities, at 15.
  2. Department of Defense, National Computer Security Center, Glossary of Computer Security Terms (NCSC-TG-004, Ver. 1) (Oct. 21, 1988).

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