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#7800 closed defect (thirdparty)

Unsecured FTP Connection Message

Reported by: Kevin Owned by: dkocher
Priority: normal Milestone:
Component: ftp Version: 4.4.3
Severity: normal Keywords:
Cc: Architecture: Intel
Platform: Mac OS X 10.6

Description (last modified by Kevin)

To Whom It May Concern,

Hello. I just reported an issue I was having regarding a Keychain Alert Message. I have another issue that started at the same time (a few months ago). Since I've been using Cyberduck 4.4.3 or shortly after, whenever I try to log in to any of my FTP accounts I've been getting the message: "Unsecured FTP connection" then under that it says: "Password will be sent in plaintext." Then I'm given the options: Disconnect, Continue I always choose "Continue" though I don't feel this is safe and I'd like to clear up this security issue. Am I having this issue simply because I'm using FTP connections and not SFTP? Or is this a different issue? Is there a way to make my connections secure? I found this related issue: but in my message I'm not given the option to switch to FTP-SSL.

Also, I noticed this ticket:

However my question would be, is there any way to make my FTP connection secure?

Any help you can provide would be greatly appreciated!

Many thanks, Kevin

Change History (2)

comment:1 Changed on Feb 19, 2014 at 8:16:48 AM by Kevin

  • Description modified (diff)

comment:2 Changed on Feb 19, 2014 at 8:41:00 AM by dkocher

  • Resolution set to thirdparty
  • Status changed from new to closed

Please contact your web hosting service provider for assistance to find out if they offer either TLS secured connections or SFTP. If the TLS option is not given in the alert, we didn't find the server advertise this feature.

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