Monday, 27 July 2015

Secure FTP Server Vsftpd Improves SSL Support

For users of FTP (File Transfer Protocol) which further improves safe way to exchange files existed for some time the FTP server "vsftpd" and the latest version is the support for SSL. By default, files and log data is not encrypted when using FTP. An attacker can eavesdrop on the connection can thus discover a range of data.

Chris Evans , head of Google Chrome Security Team, developed a few years ago why vsftpd, which stands for very secure FTP daemon . According to Evans vsftpd is "probably the safest and fastest FTP server for UNIX-like systems." If the FTP server supports SSL. Therefore, it is possible to log in encrypted on vsftpd-servers and to exchange data. The latest version of vsftpd was dated September 18, 2012, but now there's a new version appeared.

Therein Evans has further enhanced SSL support and various measures aimed at preventing attacks. There is also support for Elliptic Curve Diffie-Hellman (ECDH) added. According to Evans is the use of SSL, in combination with FTP still "tricky" and are not yet solved all of the problems 100%. Nevertheless, a combination of the latest version of the FTP client FileZilla with vsftpd a good start for users who need to use FTP over SSL, as he notes.

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