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Here’s how Virtual Dispersive Networking (VDN) can help fight Man in the Middle Attacks

Eavesdropping is pretty common but virtually eavesdropping on someone without them knowing is increasing lately. Cybercriminals are now greatly resorting to Man-in-the-Middle attacks to gain confidential information.

What is a MITM attack?

A man-in-the-middle (MITM) is a general term for the hacker himself in a conversation between the user and an application — either just being a snooper or impersonating as the user himself or the application, making it appear as a normal conversation is happening. For example, an attacker can be sitting with a piece of software somewhere in the network path and capturing all the relevant network traffic for later analysis. The attacker can intercept all relevant messages passing between the two victims and smartly monitor and alter old ones or inject new ones. It can become complicated and arise problems for the organization.

How about using SSL and Virtual Private Networks?

SSL and Virtual Private Networks (VPN) do not always protect messages as they travel across intermediary pathways, which is why Virtual Dispersive Networking was developed.

VDN follows the methods of traditional military radio spread spectrum security. Radios rotate through the frequencies randomly, and communications are divided into multiple pieces. VDN divides the original message into multiple streams, and encrypts each component individually, and routes them over many servers, computers, and mobile phones. The data moves out dynamically to optimum streams — both randomizing the streams the messages take while simultaneously taking into the network issues. When it comes to the hackers, they are left struggling to find out data parts as they go through like data hubs, Cloud, Internet, and so on.

Why Virtual Dispersive Networking?

  1. Unparalleled Security: Scattering the data over multiple different streams, eliminates the MITM threat. Hackers can only obtain a small piece of the original data on any given stream, rendering any data obtained insignificant and nearly impossible to decrypt.
  2. Network Resilience: Assume a connection is lost on any of the several streams due to network failure, data packets are then rerouted to an already existing path, or an additional path is established which drives in negligible network downtime.
  3. Speed / Performance: Since the data-flow is from multiple independent streams using unique approaches, it increases available bandwidth and optimizes data flow on individual streams. Therefore, improving the speed and performance.


Today, Dispersive technologies are largely government-centric, with initial invasions into commercial industries with high-value targets like banks and monopolies. However, cloud conditions can use Dispersive technologies to set up secure communications between clouds or between on-premise information. These hybrid cloud conditions regularly rely on VPNs, which will be flaky and mediocre. Dispersive Technologies have become a replacement for VPNs, thereby improving the security, performance, and manageability of hybrid clouds as well as virtual private clouds.

As with any industry, change can be terrifying (especially when sensitive data is considered), but if the organization is aware of the new developments, they can use it to their advantage & begin implementing these security technologies into their existing IT infrastructure to enjoy some peace of mind without worrying about future threats.

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