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Culminating Project Title

Man in the Browser Attacks

Date of Award


Culminating Project Type

Starred Paper

Degree Name

Information Assurance: M.S.


Information Assurance and Information Systems


Herberger School of Business

First Advisor

Jim Q. Chen

Second Advisor

Susantha Herath

Third Advisor

Sneh Kalia

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

Keywords and Subject Headings

MITB, Man-in-the-Browser


In the present world, everyone uses the Internet and to access the internet they would need to use a browser. Unfortunately, the benefits of the Web are also available to hackers to exploit its weaknesses. Man-in-the-Browser (MITB) attacks are utilized through Trojan malware that infects an Internet browser. This attack is dangerous because of its ability to hide from anti-virus software and steal information from a user from the browser. MITB is able to see information within the browser since no encryption occurs in a browser. This is a serious threat to financial institutions and many other secret institutions as well. No one is safe from a MITB once it is installed because it easily bypasses the security mechanisms we all rely on. This paper explains what MITB attacks are, and how dangerous are those, and how it can be identified and how can we prevent it by discussing various preventive techniques and its effectiveness. This paper will also help to create awareness to the people about this attack