FTP: The Overlooked Achilles Heel

Johnson, Arne
March 2008
Security: Solutions for Enterprise Security Leaders;Mar2008, Vol. 45 Issue 3, p108
Trade Publication
The article discusses the risk in transporting or storing electronic data via File Transfer Protocol (FTP). FTP is described like a car without seatbelts, offering nothing beyond the basic transportation of the data. It demonstrates that it could be taken for granted and become subject to carelessness. Several scenarios depicting FTP data breaches are elaborated.


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