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    Question 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!
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    >> 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.
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    A good deterrant for the snifferproblem is to FTP over a SSL connection. sftp.


    /Fjodor

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