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Malicious software masquerading as a server

In my reading, apparently some apps may masquerade as a real server, and engate in handshaking to aquire pw, etcs

What is the name for such an attack
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Anthony Lucia
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Anthony Lucia
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Gareth GudgerCommented:
Anything that tries to steal key strokes or passwords is normally called a KeyLogger.

A type of attach that captures and replays transmissions is a Man In The Middle Attack.
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Rich RumbleSecurity SamuraiCommented:
Man-in-the-middle as stated above, maybe even watering-hole attacks, however there are other attacks, and some are just shady practices as well:

Some software uses "idle" cycles of your computer to spider websites so that it's harder to block, but they provide fully functioning software, with a little "trojan" lying in wait.
http://www.webmasterworld.com/search_engine_spiders/3986022.htm

Trojan/Keylogger
http://blog.avast.com/2014/01/27/malformed-filezilla-ftp-client-with-login-stealer/
Works like filezilla does, but also send your pwd to the bad guys.
-rich
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