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Definition Edit

A confidentiality-related threat

occurs when the data stream containing email messages with sensitive information are accessible to an adversary. The type of attack that underlies this threat is passive since the adversary has read access but not write access to the email data being transmitted.[1]

Overview Edit

"There are two variations of this type of attack include:

References Edit

  1. NIST Special Publication 800-177, at 17.
  2. Id.

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