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How can I connect Securely from FIleZilla?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Kaiser, Dec 15, 2010.

  1. Kaiser

    Kaiser Well-Known Member

    How can I securely connect to my host through filezilla so that my password is safe and isnt given out? I use my filezilla normally and now I hear of this so I am worried, so any help on how to connect securely?
     
  2. Dean

    Dean Well-Known Member

    sftp?
     
  3. Kaiser

    Kaiser Well-Known Member

    Hold up im going to take a screen shot of how I am connecting, It should be secure.
     
  4. Dean

    Dean Well-Known Member

    Connect with
    sftp://yoursite.com instead of ftp, into the secure port which by default it port 22, instead of port 21.

    I believe there are other ways of connecting securely, but that seems the easiest to me.
     
  5. Kaiser

    Kaiser Well-Known Member

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    And yea the port is 22 when it connects, so now that this is secure, do I still have to worry about hackers getting my pass from the old connections? Is my pass still out there then, or will this secure encrypted pass overwrite the old one?
     
  6. Dean

    Dean Well-Known Member

    I am not a security expert, so hopefully someone else who is can give input. But I believe there is either a connection, or there is not a connection. There are no old connections. But you may be referring to your computers web browser history. If so I do not believe that could be easily obtained using a secure connection.

    But I am hopeful more information will be forthcoming.
     
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  7. Kaiser

    Kaiser Well-Known Member

    Ahh ok, thanks for the help though Dean.
     
  8. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Your FTP password is saved on the server.
    It is only transmitted from your PC when you connect via a client such as FileZilla.

    So your password can realistically only be obtained by someone hacking the server, your PC or capturing the outgoing data at the time the connection is made.
     
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  9. Kaiser

    Kaiser Well-Known Member

    Oh, so if my sever/host is secure, I dont have to worry about it then right?
     
  10. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Pretty much.
     
  11. Elizabeth

    Elizabeth Well-Known Member

    This is the part most insecure and why SFTP is most recommended.
     
  12. dieketzer

    dieketzer Well-Known Member

    dont forget about gumblar...
    gumblar was responsible for the rash of vb 'hacks' back about 18 months ago. 'save passwd' in filezilla was the cause of much of the problem.
     

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