file transfer security WAS RE: file sharing

Subject: file transfer security WAS RE: file sharing
From: "James Jones" <doc-x -at- earthlink -dot- net>
To: "'Lou Quillio'" <public -at- quillio -dot- com>, "'TECHWR-L'" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 23 Jun 2006 12:39:34 -0500

LQ: Sounds good, what you said. But there have been quite a few commercial
file transfer services that have been mentioned so far (on this thread). Is
there a simple way to tell whether a particular service is using https and
not just http? Can you tell that they are using https from your browser?

Jim Jones

-----Original Message-----
...SSH or SFTP, always. Always. Yes because the files traverse an
encrypted tunnel but, more critically, so do your login credentials.

Re commercial services, same deal. Transfers *and* logins must take
place over HTTPS at a minimum. Must. If not, you must assume
they've been compromised, because you can't know that they haven't
been. Must Assume Compromise.FTP will bite you, eventually, and you won't
even know...


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