File Transfer Protocol. A simple client server protocol for transfering a file over a network. Most operating system come with the client application. FTP provides no confidentiality or integrity to the data being trasfered.

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Who can actually see the password when I accidentally used ftp instead of sftp?

It has been said that if we accidentally use ftp instead of sftp, people can actually see the login name and password in pure text form, and it is very bad. But who can actually see it? Will it be ...
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Period and direction of risk when connecting to malicious webserver

Please forgive my terminology mishaps. Recently, I tried to connect to a server over SFTP. The SSH public key response differed by 1 byte to what I was expecting, from an info page. I was tempted to ...
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Protecting Password in Code

I am writing a program in Processing (which is basically java), that (amongst other things) downloads files from a FTP Server. To connect to the Server the program needs the correct FTP-password, ...
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Is it safe to store passwords on Google drive?

In the past I have seen having a Google drive document and have FTP username/passwords there. Is storing passwords in Google drive a good practice?
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How can I make a read-only filesystem read/write?

I recently hacked into my router which runs BusyBox v1.9.1. I want to edit some files in my web GUI interface which will allow me to get hidden options in it. I'm trying to edit a .js file and replace ...
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SElinux security context public_content_t for vsftpd

My understanding of SElinux context public_content_t is as public_content_t is required for files shared via a FTP server unless associated with a user home directory Here is my question Does user ...
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vsftpd metasploit evidence in logs?

We have a public ftp server that is being probed by the usual Chinese brute-force scans. They are probing vsftpd. Notmally a failed login to vsftpd looks like this in syslog: Mar 17 15:56:07 ...
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Access an ftp server gives me the passwd file though no shadow

I have gain access to a server via ftp which is showing me the passwd file with 2 users via ftp://1.2.3.4/../etc/passwd output is: root:*:0:0:root:: ftp:*:109:117:Anonymous FTP:: As such the ...
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How to secure my website's FTP?

When I opened ftp command prompt and typed open mydomain.com, it gave me the following and I think that this is a security vulnerable. connected to mydomain.com. 220----- Welcome to Pure-FTPd ...
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How to use an OR condition with the content of a snort rule

I understand that if you specify multiple contents then the rule triggers only if ALL the content conditions are satisfied. But I want to create a rule that will trigger even if any one of the ...
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Should I tunnel multiple TCP connections through a TLS/SSL tunnel or use TLS/SSL for each connection?

I am developing an application that runs on Windows PCs. The application is able to connect to some kind of devices within a LAN. It can create multiple TCP-connections to the device it is connected ...
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Securing multiple connections with different protocols all together

I need to secure the communication between an application (runs on any PC and has been designed for Windows) and an external device (runs on UNIX). The application is running on Windows while the ...
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vsftp encryption algorithm

I want to configure VSFTP for ftps protocol and it has some choices to select the encryption type: tlsv1, sslv2, sslv3. I read that tls version 1 has some security issues but in the man page it says ...
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Website Link Spam Hacking Protection [closed]

I've recently been employed as a junior web and software developer for a small company, and noticed that their Home page has had links to completely unrelated sites added like spam to the index.html ...
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A scammer placed a remote file on a Wordpress website?

A previous developer I have used has got upset and start compromising the files of my website on daily bases (such as changing the index of the site with weird messages, deleting the .htaccess, ...
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SFTP or FTPS for connecting to a VPS?

I'm going to be hosting one of my websites on a VPS soon and I want to make it as secure as possible. Only I will need access to the VPS, and I can't see that changing in the near future. Because it ...
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Should I use FileZilla?

Recently, an increasing number of people have started advising moving away from FileZilla. However, the only reason I can see for this is that FileZilla stores the connection information in a ...
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Allow read-only access to server-side pages for security review?

This answer: http://security.stackexchange.com/a/37319/10574 Mentions the issue of host-based security. To the end user, the web server is an untrustable black box. Would it provide to needed ...
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What is the danger of the “FTP RNFR ././ attempt”?

I am analysing an old attack and I got a scenario which does not really make sense to me. The attacker connects to the ftp service and runs a bunch "FTP RNFR ././ attempt". This is caught by snort as ...
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How safe is FireFTP?

After a bad experience with FTP credentials hacking I decided to start using SFTP and stop having FTP credentials stored in clear on my computer (Filezilla). I now use FireFTP which encrypts ...
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Keyloggers - Ports used by keyloggers

According to this article, keyloggers usually make use of the FTP ports and email ports: http://rbmikrotik.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-block-port-frequently-keylogger.html My question is, can a ...
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Script injection on different hosting servers = FTP hacking?

I've been seeing the exact same injected script on several of my websites for the last few weeks. Today I realize these websites don't share the same hosting servers, yet the attacks (1) started at ...
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How does Google get information about FTP servers - and how to avoid it?

I searched the internet like this inurl:ftp -inurl:(http|https). I found many FTP hosts. I can add or remove files from some hosts. How does Google get information about FTP servers? How can one avoid ...
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How to fuzz on FreeFloat FTP server using SPIKE Fuzzing?

I would to seek help on using SPIKE fuzzer to fuzz an FTP server which I am testing on Freefloat FTP server but do not have idea on how to work on. As I research and tested out many different types of ...
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Can https be used instead of sftp for secure file transfers?

My company works with financials, and we are required to transfer files containing non-public consumer information securely between our company and our clients. The usual solution is to go with sftp ...
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Good Practices to secure FTP access

We have several web applications (B2B, B2C eCommerce). Where developers have access to upload files. I need to ensure FTP part is Secure enough. What practices / steps should I follow? Now I do, ...
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Nmap port scan and FTP bounce

Suppose that there is a network of machines, and there is a server with ftp server that allows ftp bounce. I do a nmap scan on the network nmap -sC -some other parameters network address. Does nmap ...
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Hack scenario when a person has a non-superuser shell [closed]

Suppose that there are following three machines in the network: Machine A: Microsoft Server 2003 Service Pack 2 FileZilla 0.9.29 beta ftp server (TCP 21) Mcafee ePolicy server (81), remote desktop ...
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How to forward an specific FTP User to a Honeypot?

What I'm trying to do is to forward a specific FTP-User to a Honeypot, because the main server is for Shared Hosting and there's a lot of traffic, and I don't want to spend all the resources in ...
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Should your client SSL Trusted Authority contain only root and intermediate certificates?

I'm getting conflicting information and it seems people are using certificates a little differently depending on how much effort they want to expend in managing them, and maybe the application being ...
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Is the ftp server insecure, or someone is sniffing our ftp passwords?

Some of the sites that I work with was compromised a while ago, I requested the FTP logs from the hosting company and they provided me with this: ftp.somesite.com 64.29.xxx.xxx ...
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known public exploits for vsftpd 2.0.1/2.0.5

I somehow noticed that there were numerous reports of security vulnerabilities of vsftpd 2.0.1~2.0.5; however, there just seems to be no public exploits. The server I am working on has vsftpd 2.0.5 ...
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Ftp constantly asked for a .exe file, what can i do?

I rent a web server ("service") at a web hosting site which recently i assume got hacked but i am unsure how... I know it got hacked because recently out of the blue certain files and folder appeared ...
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website hacked and all its content erased despite the protections

i was hacked by a guy who erased everything. I spent the day to put everything in order, and i would like to find a solution for this : he erased all the files, and also changed the title for "www" in ...
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Is it worth the effort to store FTP passwords encrypted?

I have a project to build a system that needs to push files to multiple third-party FTP servers. I have asked these third parties to provide a more secure interface; all have declined. So now I have ...
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Sulley - only using ASCII printable characters

I have a problem fuzzing FTP protocol. An example of a command fuzzed is the following data model, which should fuzz the "CWD [string]" command of the FTP protocol. s_initialize('CWD') ...
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Sulley - optional element and command check

I'm currently using Sulley to fuzz my FTP server, but I'm having problems. I want to specify the STRU command, which has a syntax: STRU [<SP> F|R|P] <CRLF> I tried to specify the ...
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Anonymous FTP Risks

If my IIS 6.0 web server is disabled and the only other service running is FTP, what are the security risks of allowing anonymous FTP read/write, considering that a random person couldn't use any sort ...
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how to protect my ftp from being hacked?

my ftp was hacked, a file has been uploaded and the host suspended the website temporarily. I'm only using an admin page that points to an xml file (to load and modify the text of my website), i don't ...
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If I try to log into the wrong host with FTP do they now have my credentials?

Say I make a typo in the host name. Are my credentials now somewhere in the wrong hosts server log? Should I go about changing my credentials just in case now?
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How can I restrict users' connection attempts to my FTP server?

Is there any way possible to restrict user to make a connection to the FTP server on my Windows XP computer? I have an FTP server established in Windows XP and now I want to make access to that FTP ...
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windows security alert windows firewall has blocked some features of this program message coming for every new build of my application

I made an application which uses ftp so windows shows windows security alert windows firewall has blocked some features of this program message for every new version of my application any idea how to ...
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Iframe hack / done through FTP?

On two websites which I host for a friend, I found that there is an iframe at the bottom of each site's index.htm file. <iframe src="http://www.kunstsalen.dk" width=1 height=1 style="visibility: ...
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Some questions about penetration testing distribution Backtrack 5

I know just the basics of backtrack and I want to ask some questions about it: Can you attack an ftp server using backtrack? an email server? I have a Centos virtual private server and backtrack is ...
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Bruteforce attack on my FTP server

I recently setup VSFTPD on my personal server for sharing files over FTP. In the vsftpd.log file, i see hundreds of failed attempts to login with usernames like "adminitrator" , "adminitrator1", ...
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What is the value of encrypting a payload when it will be transferred over sftp anyway?

We have a integration arrangement to send content across the internet and the agreed protocol encrypts then sends it via sftp. What possible reason coould there be to encrypt the content twice? I ...
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SFTP, FTPS and SecureFTP differences and security implications

What are the basic differences and security implications of using SFTP, FTPS and SecureFTP.