Plain FTP is insecure, and it’s pretty easy to sniff your username and password. Anyone who manages to connect to your network can capture network traffic, sniff out your FTP password, and then access/steal your files. Tools to do so are readily available.
The bottom line is: do NOT use plain FTP for file transfer if you value your data. Or, stick to plain FTP and risk being hacked. It’s up to you.
Personally, I value security. That’s why I wrote ZitaFTP Server. It’s a secure FTP server (i.e., an FTPS server). The password sniffing techniques shown above only work with plain FTP (and HTTP), and fail the moment secure connections are used. I highly recommend you stop using insecure plain FTP, and use FTPS instead. Yes, even within your own private network.
ZitaFTP Server Prerelease Coming Soon Posted on 06 Aug 2019 by Hans de Ruiter In News Tags: AmigaOS, Products Here’s a small peak at something I’ve been working on. It’s an FTP(S) server that’s: Fast Secure Supports multiple simultaneous connections And more It’s still a work-in-progress, but is useful enough that – all going well – a pre-release version will be released for AmigaOS 4.x on Tuesday 20 August 2019. Want to be notified when it’s released? Click here to sign up to our mailing list.