Replay Attack

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A replay attack (also known as playback attack) is a form of network attack in which valid data transmission is maliciously or fraudulently repeated or delayed.[1] This is carried out either by the originator or by an adversary who intercepts the data and re-transmits it, possibly as part of a spoofing attack by IP packet substitution. This is one of the lower-tier versions of a man-in-the-middle attack. Replay attacks are usually passive in nature.


  • Residual biometric characteristics, such as fingerprints left on a biometric capture device, may be reused by an attacker to gain un-authorized access.