Introduction to cookies in web scraping. What are they and how to take advantage of cookie process to authenticate or set website preferences.
MITM proxy is a proxy server that sits between the client and the server and intercepts or modifies the traffic.
When it comes to web scraping MITM software can be used to inspect web traffic of web browsers and desktop or mobile applications. This information can be used to develop web scrapers that scrape hidden web APIs.
Most commonly MITM software is used in scraping APIs of mobile applications like iOS apps or Android apps. Using MITM public API endpoints can be reverse-engineered and called from web scrapers.
Here are some popular MITM programs used in web scraping: