I am using a software to backup my website .sql data every 3 days and it connects simply to the server logs in and downloads the .sql file to my computer. While its downloading the connection is not under SSL is it dangerous? Can someone sniff the data, cookie or username/password of the connection I have made? If I change my IP every time before I connect to the server to perform the backup will I be safe from any "stalker" eavesdropping me? What would you recommend me to do so in order to make the connection more secure and be less vulnerable? (SSL installation is not an option sadly.)
*My worry is always someone remotely from knowing my IP. I don't use wireless, so I don't have any wireless "enemies" to worry about.