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Today, almost everyone uses internet communication channels for the day-to-day activities. Where this medium is highly convenient to use as well as time saving, it also brings along many network threats due to insecure protocol. These external system attacks that are caused due to inadequate security provisions of networking system are generally referred to as Man in the Middle (MitM). In order to overcome this issue "Trust-on-first-use" (Tofu) authentication applications were developed which are mainly used by hosts such as SSH or HTTPS. However, Tofu could not prove to be the best solution to this ever increasing problem as users often accepted the key presented initially to them assuming that this would provide a safe access while that might not be the case. Thus, in order to address all these network problems arising due to insecure protocol, as application called PERSPECTIVES was created. With the help of this application Tofu gained a considerable power to resist the attacks without compromising upon it user-friendliness. This paper analyzes the capabilities of PERSPECTIVES as attack resistant application. Also, how it serves as a reliable source for all the applications based on the Tofu technology working towards saving the user's system from MitM attacks. Overall, this paper provides details on how PERSPECTIVE helps in providing a highly secure and authentic networking facility to its users.
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