How secure is remote backup via ftp?

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How secure is remote backup via ftp?

Post by bstock » November 22nd, 2010, 11:10 pm

Sorry if it seems a paranoid question but was alarmed when prompted to use sftp if possible over ftp.

Not having sftp available just wondered about any security risk that might be associated by using ftp access given that my list is protected with both password and keyfile.

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Re: How secure is remote backup via ftp?

Post by AceBIT » November 24th, 2010, 7:58 pm

If you are using a very strong master password it is virtually impossible to open your file. This means, you could even post that file on your website - nobody could ever see its content.

Having said that, you do not really need to worry about the protocol. Even FTP is secure enough, since Password Depot is NOT sending "single" passwords to your server, but downloads and uploads the complete .psw file. It encrypts it on your local disk.

The SFTP just offers additional security. But since we are dealing with the most confidential data it is correct to say that too much security is impossible. However, keep in mind that SFTP or FTP are just responsible for transfering the already encrypted file.
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Re: How secure is remote backup via ftp?

Post by bstock » November 25th, 2010, 12:17 am

Thanks for that and for a great product!

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