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A passive attack is
A passive attack is "[a]n attack that does not alter systems or data.
The object of a passive attack might be to obtain data that is needed for an off-line attack.
- ↑ NIST Special Publication 800-63, at 7.
- ↑ NICCS, Explore Terms: A Glossary of Common Cybersecurity Terminology (full-text).
- ↑ CNSSI 4009.