Google developers have wanted to remove FTP support from Chrome for years and an upcoming change in how files stored on FTP servers are rendered in the browser may be the first step in its ultimate removal.
Mozilla will follow in the steps of Google Chrome and start blocking the loading of FTP subresources inside HTTP and HTTPS pages.
On Wednesday, November 29, a Kansas City court sentenced a Missouri man to six years in federal prison without parole for hacking his former employer, stealing trade secrets, and for accessing child pornography.
Jason Needham, 45, of Arlington, Tennessee was sentenced last week to 18 months in prison and two years of supervised release for hacking his former company's FTP server and the email account of one of his former colleagues.
Following years of criticism and user requests, the FileZilla FTP client is finally adding support for a master password that will act as a key for storing FTP login credentials in an encrypted format.
In an alert sent to medical and dental healthcare entities, the FBI is asking organizations to mind and secure their FTP servers in the face of hackers trying to get protected health information (PHI) and personally identifiable information (PII).
Both Java and Python contain similar security flaws that allow an attacker to bypass firewalls by injecting malicious commands inside FTP URLs.
HP announced yesterday that new business printer models will ship with FTP and Telnet services disabled by default, in an attempt to bolster device security against remote exploitation and other cyber-attacks.