[PATCH v7 1/7] wpa_supplicant: hostapd: Replace MITM with PITM.

Jouni Malinen j at w1.fi
Mon Oct 11 09:37:06 PDT 2021

On Sat, Sep 18, 2021 at 11:24:26PM -0700, Arowa Suliman wrote:
> Replace man-in-the-middle with person-in-the-middle which
> is gender-neutral.

Is that new term used commonly enough to be easily recognizable? MITM
is a commonly used reference to a type of attacks and easily recognized
as such, but this use of PITM was one of the first times I've seen this
new term being used.. The attacks that are being referred to here do not
really need a person in the position, i.e., it could as well be a device
controlled by the attacker. In any case, I'd rather leave this as MITM
to use the commonly used term for this or remove the MITM part
completely if there is strong desire to get rid of the use of "MITM".

Jouni Malinen                                            PGP id EFC895FA

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