Size: 2.91 MB
EFTP = Encrypted FTP
Based on the RFC 959 standard of FTP, it incorporates RSA encryption and Blowfish encryption to achieve fast and secure transfers of data over any TCP/IP network, including The Internet.
During a standard FTP session, all the commands including sensitive information like the username and password to an account, are transferred in plain text. Any competent hacker would be able to capture this sensitive data as it traverses over wires, and use it to his/her advantage. EFTP incorporates strong RSA encryption which encodes every command from the client and server, even before user authentication occurs. This means that all commands sent from the client and server are encrypted, and cannot be interpreted by a foreign agent. As well as the control channel, the data channel which is responsible for all the file transfers and directory listings also transmits as raw data. This data could be gathered and reassembled to form the files that have been transferred, and your valuable data has just been intercepted, and in the hands of an unknown individual or organization. With strong blowfish encryption, all data transfers including directory listings is also encrypted on the fly, and impossible to decrypt from an external source like a protocol analyzer.
Edited by rado354, 31 December 2006 - 11:22 AM.