Which of the following attacks targets the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL)?

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Which of the following attacks targets the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL)?

A.
Man-in-the middle

B.
Dictionary

C.
Password sniffing

D.
Phishing

Explanation:
Attackers can establish a fake Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) server to accept user’s SSL traffic and
then route to the real SSL server, so that sensitive information can be discovered. A dictionary
attack that has been launched to discover passwords would not attack SSL since SSL does not
rely on passwords. SSL traffic is encrypted, thus it is not possible to sniff the password. A phishing
attack targets a user and not SSL Phishing attacks attempt to have the user surrender private
information byfalsely claiming to be a trusted person or enterprise.

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