[Cryptography] Alice, Bob, Eve, Mallory, Maxwell ???

Henry Baker hbaker1 at pipeline.com
Thu Dec 31 20:36:38 EST 2015

Alice & Bob are usually communicating, and Eve is usually a *passive* eavesdropper, while Mallory can actively *modify* the message (malleable?).

Is there a personification of random *noise* ?  I was considering "Maxwell" (for Maxwell's Demon); are there any other names in normal use for an attacker that simply injects random noise?

Is there a standard name for a MITM attacker?

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