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 possible to hijack such a FTP session?
When is comes to content, I only upload resources available publicly, and eventual auth keys by websites are strong salted hashes, so network sniffing of content is not my concern. What I am afraid is if network sniffing could allow others to gain unauthorised access. I am not sure what FTP authorisation mechanisms are possible and how to check which one a given server is using.