FTP Security

FTP (File Transfer Protocol) is a protocol for transferring files over the internet.

By default, FTP is not a secure protocol as it transfers files and login credentials in clear text, providing an attacker with a simple method to steal login credentials and access the transferred files.

Organizations can secure information transmitted via FTP by ensuring the server is properly configured to use strong encryption and authentication methods, including SFTP, FTP over SSL/TLS, FTP over a VPN, and FTP with multi-factor authentication.


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