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Re: Security issue in Filezilla 3.0.9.2:passwordsare stored in plain text (sitemanager.xml)
From: "Joey Mengele" <joey.mengele () hushmail com>
Date: Mon, 21 Apr 2008 22:31:53 -0400

Andrew,

On Mon, 21 Apr 2008 17:21:21 -0400 Andrew Farmer 
<andfarm () gmail com> wrote:
On 21 Apr 08, at 12:43, Valdis.Kletnieks () vt edu wrote:
On Mon, 21 Apr 2008 15:04:19 EDT, Joey Mengele said:
Exactly, I was talking about the RFC that supersedes that
particular RFC.

0959 File Transfer Protocol. J. Postel, J. Reynolds. October 
1985.
    (Format: TXT=147316 bytes) (Obsoletes RFC0765) (Updated by  
RFC2228,
    RFC2640, RFC2773, RFC3659) (Also STD0009) (Status: STANDARD)

There is a 3.4.3 in RFC 959 which discusses a "COMPRESSED MODE", 
which  
might look superficially like encryption to the untrained eye.  
However, it appears that most modern FTP clients (and many FTP  
servers, in fact) don't support it. Also, it's not encrypted.


So are you trying to suggest compression is not as secure as 
encryption? Have you even *read* the RFC in question?

J

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