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ftp security

By ringabrar ·
how do hackers use ftp to break into a network
how can a ftp server be compromised by an hacker
which tool do hackers use
how can we detect a compromised machine
what really hackers do n how r they able to use the affected machine to hack others machine
how do hackers use a victims machine to launch attack n scan others machine when they r acessing the machine remotely

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by ross.bale In reply to ftp security

Hackers can get into/use an FTP box using methods such as an enabled anonymous login account with "simple" or no passwords, also any data sent over an FTP connection is not encrypted and therefore clear - including usernames and passwords - you would need to use a Secure FTP server which would therefore provide SSL and further encryption to secure it. Common breach indications are infected file uploads etc. You can also put the FTP server on a DMZ behind a firewall to protect it further - ie only allow connections from certain ip addresses (trusted sources) rather than just any connection.

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