FTP backup tar files question
I am backing up my websites using gzip, and am wandering if it is a security risk to FTP my backup.tar.gz files to my personal computer.
Since FTP is clear text, can a hacker who is "snooping" view my tar files as I download them by FTP?
Thanks in advance for any help!
>> can a hacker who is "snooping" view my tar files as I download them by FTP?
He can't view the tar files, but he can sniff your login info and do all kind of evil things.
June 17th, 2002, 06:33 AM
A good deterrant for the snifferproblem is to FTP over a SSL connection. sftp.