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by antwerp
2013-12-18 02:51
Forum: FileZilla Client Support
Topic: Missing password feature now poses a serious security threat
Replies: 22
Views: 14314

Re: Missing password feature now poses a serious security th

I can see why in the past this may have seemed an unnecessary and somewhat burdensome feature to add. My reason for raising this old issue at this time is that now there is clear evidence that this software exploit is being widely used in the field with devastating personal and financial consequence...
by antwerp
2013-12-06 14:11
Forum: FileZilla Client Support
Topic: Missing password feature now poses a serious security threat
Replies: 22
Views: 14314

Re: Missing password feature now poses a serious security th

> How is the computer becoming infected in the first place? > You need to prevent the infection from happening in the first place. > (Just say NO to Java, Flash and Acrobat to avoid the vast majority of malware) Yes absolutely ... but we all know that a percentage won't head this or may not even und...
by antwerp
2013-12-06 00:22
Forum: FileZilla Client Support
Topic: Missing password feature now poses a serious security threat
Replies: 22
Views: 14314

Re: Missing password feature now poses a serious security th

Yes you can but that's not the point. The fact remains that most users of FileZilla store password because then the tool is efficient to use. If you're updating web sites all day the last thing you need to slow up the day is keying in or copy/pasting login details every time you make an update. That...
by antwerp
2013-12-04 00:12
Forum: FileZilla Client Support
Topic: Missing password feature now poses a serious security threat
Replies: 22
Views: 14314

Re: Missing password feature now poses a serious security th

What else can we do? I don't have the time this week to visit the forums of all the other FTP app developers ... but maybe you do. I think they all require a "feature request" or some form of "nudge" to ask them to secure their password database in some way. Here's the list ... Far, Far2 CuteFTP Ip...
by antwerp
2013-12-03 23:49
Forum: FileZilla Client Support
Topic: Missing password feature now poses a serious security threat
Replies: 22
Views: 14314

Missing password feature now poses a serious security threat

A recent security analysis from Kaspersky Lab names FileZilla as one of the vehicles used to propagate the latest Neverquest banking Trojan predicted to become one of the most widely distributed Trojans in the coming months. This could have been prevented with the master password feature. http://www...