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Re: Ftp Login
From: "KoRe MeLtDoWn" <koremeltdown () hotmail com>
Date: Sat, 02 Nov 2002 02:39:03 +0000

Hi Pablo,
Yes the FTP login transaction process is untaken in plain text - this I think is stated in the RFC, but don't quote me on it. This does raise security problems say for instance when an attacker is sniffing a network it is possible to steal passwords etc. There are programs that support encryption, but this appears to be only during post logon actions. If there are any ftp servers & clients that have encryption ability during the logon procedure then I myself would be very hhappy to hear about them - perhaps someone could help me?

Hamish Stanaway

-= KoRe WoRkS =- Internet Security

New Zealand

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From: "Pablo Gietz" <pablo.gietz () nuevobersa com ar>
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Subject: Ftp Login
Date: Fri, 1 Nov 2002 15:51:36 -0300
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Hi  list

DO you know if FTP (standard) login process is maked in clear text?

Pablo A. C. Gietz
Jefe de Seguridad Informática
Nuevo Banco de Entre Ríos S.A.
Te.: 0343 - 4201351

Pablo A. C. Gietz
Jefe de Seguridad Informática
Nuevo Banco de Entre Ríos S.A.
Te.: 0343 - 4201351

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