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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Does SFTP cost more to implement than FTP?

This is a two part question. How does the implementation of SFTP differ over FTP? (Account Creation, Setup of connection) Is it more expensive (in terms of time/cost) to do so? In this scenario I ...
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Limiting FTP privileges on Windows Server

I currently have a Windows 2012 Server which is acting as a webserver running IIS. I am using Filezilla to host an FTP server to allow some clients FTP access to their own websites. I have setup the ...
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SFTP or FTP through VPN?

I'm struggling to find out whether or not I should set up SFTP since I already connect to the internet using a secure VPN. Is the security using FTP through a VPN (using OpenVPN, more specifically ...
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How does SFTP work? Please help someone [closed]

We run a system that automatically sends a swift message at the end of a process. But this messages are sent using FTP. We feel the FTP process is too prone to MITMA and wish to change the sending ...
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How to block ftp password guessers in shared hosting?

Is this also possible for shared hosting to: 1.use a web software to block password guessing attempts 2.change ftp port 3.locking down access to specific source IP addresses If none of above is ...
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Unencrypted FTP to transfer encrypted data - okay if IP-restricted?

If unencrypted FTP over the public internet is the only file transfer option for a particular situation, what security concerns are applicable assuming: The data being transferred is strongly ...
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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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Does FTPS (FTP+S) offer better security than SFTP on the server side?

I had an exchange with some third party sysadmin yesterday regarding the setup of a file transfer interface between our servers. I suggested using SFTP because our application has good support for it....
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FTP access instead of SFTP [duplicate]

We want to provide access to upload files on a FTP server. How to provide the access for the same? What is difference between a FTP and SFTP server?
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When is it safe to use a web based FTP client?

Is it safe to use a web based FTP client? If so, when? What should I watch out for?
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Is authorisation of FTP safe against sniffing and vulnerable to man-in-the-middle hijacking?

One of my hosting providers still just offers FTP access to the server... Is authorisation safe (i.e. resistant to network sniffing) despite the content of the transmission is plain text? Is it ...
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How can I prevent 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'...
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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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Is storing passwords encrypted with GnuPGP on an anonymous FTP server safe?

I would like some advice on a method of storing passwords to a database on my anonymous FTP server. Basically I have login details for a few trusted users to a database server stored in a text file ...
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Setting up SFTP at Production Server is a Risk?

There is a requirement to setup a SFTP server. This will be used by some of user b2b agents to upload files. Such kind of setup is always doubtfully risky in production environment where user can ...
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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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Is SFTP vulnerable to brute force, bounce, spoof, sniffing and port stealing?

I have been researching FTP and noted that using FTP means you are vulnerable to these types of attacks. I have been looking for an safer alternative and came across SFTP. Is SFTP still vulnerable to ...
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Does FTPs (FTP over SSL using explicit TLS) support encryption of data channel?

I am exploring the ability of the FTPs(FTP over SSL using explicit TLS) to encrypt the data channel. I read online that the secure data channel can be entered by entering the PROT command. PROT P for ...
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Encrypt files on FTP server

I have a practical situation here, my company is a FTP server provider for some clients. The clients are sharing their files on our FTP server and have had no problem with access management and ...
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Does FTP provide any type of integrity?

To verify, that the files I have downloaded using it are not corrupted.
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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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script for analysis of tcpdump log file

I'm trying to get the following metrics from my tcpdump log file: (1) one-way delay, (2) request/response delay, (3) packet loss, (4) overall transaction duration and (5) delay variation (jitter). ...
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WordPress is asking for my FTP password to update. Is this official behavior or am I compromised?

I'm running a personal WordPress server and I have 3 pending updates: WP update from 4.2.2 to 4.3.1. Akismet plugin update to 3.1.5 which addresses XSS issues. Twenty-fifteen theme update. For ...
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Is Sublime plugin FTPSync secure?

I use Firefox plugin FireFTP which stores FTP credentials in encrypted files. Sublime plugin FTPSync seems to store FTP credentials in a regular file. Does that make it unsafe to use?
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Does ISO 27001 allow a company to use FTP?

On a project I had to use unsecured FTP to connect to the hosting provider - not SFTP, not FTPS. The hosting provider proudly claims it's ISO 27001 certified. Somehow this all seemed quite wrong to me....
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What is the difference between FTP Brute force with hydra and Metasploit? [closed]

What is the difference between FTP Brute force with hydra and and FTP brute force with Metasploit ?
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How to use the standard (non-dictionary) brute force attack on FTP in THC-Hydra?

In the process of attempting to secure my local LAN, I have determined that I am at little risk of a dictionary brute-force attack. This being said, a standard brute-force attack which involves ...
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Is a server which FTP credentials were kept in a machine with Firefox being used compromised after the latest firefox vulnerability?

Since the vulnerability was specifically targeting FTP passwords in Windows machines there were used with things like Filezilla, can a server which SFTP credentials were kept in a windows machine ...
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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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FireFTP security [closed]

I've just installed the FireFTP plugin for Firefox, I have been using Adobe Dreamweaver's FTP up to now but wanted to try something different. When I opened it up and saw all of my computer's files ...
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FTP hacked, planted file [closed]

Can anyone help me to understand what this does? Someone has planted a file with this piece of code on my server.It is shortened because it cannot fit the question, but just to have some idea what ...
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What negotiates SSL ciphers? [duplicate]

In light of the recent FREAK vulnerability I am trying to get a hold on what ciphers are being used by inbound connections. I have FTP tracing on which is giving me which ciphers are being negotiated ...
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Android app using FTP

I have done some android programming (self taught). I have started working on an app idea. The idea is pretty much that people with the app installed can post pictures/videos and text which can be ...
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How to secure a network (FTP connections) from sniffers

I'm actually working in a medium sized company with security concerns. Let me explain you my problem : The context: My office has one single internet line. This line is accessed by anyone in the ...
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FTP over SSL vs HTTPS implemention

Consider two implementations of SSL on a HTTP server and on an FTP server. With the same cipher suites used and the exact same protocols used. Is one more secure than the other. I have heard that it ...
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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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What to do against continuous FTP attack

I have a server (windows 2008) and this server uses WebsitePanel to host some websites. I tried to setup Mozilla FTP server, but I cannot get this to work. As I do not use it I do not mind. However ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...