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 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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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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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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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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SFTP, FTPS and SecureFTP differences and security implications

What are the basic differences and security implications of using SFTP, FTPS and SecureFTP.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Does FTP provide any type of integrity?

To verify, that the files I have downloaded using it are not corrupted.
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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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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') s_static('CWD')...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 87.236.xxx.xxx[09/Jul/...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...