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    Does FTPS suffers from insecurity when establishing a connection?


    I am trying install FTP on a server. I found the following tutorial:

    In the last paragraph this says "This setup improves the security of FTP, but it still suffers from insecurity when establishing a connection. If at all possible, it is better to switch to SFTP for these kinds of operations."

    So is FTPS secure? Or somehow password is not secure when establishing connection?
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    Yes, all the traffic via FTP is not encrypted at all so your data is transmitted encrypted. I will suggest you to use SFTP instead of FTP since SFTP is using the SSH encryption. You can find a good SFTP client at WinSCP :: Free SFTP and FTP client for Windows

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