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SSL vs SSH - A Not-So-Technical Comparison

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Wed, Jan 06, 2016 @ 10:08 PM

Overview

The most widely used secure file transfer protocols, SFTP and FTPS, get their security from underlying protocols. SFTP from SSH and FTPS from SSL. Let's compare the two.  

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Topics: Security, Secure File Transfer, SFTP, FTPS

An Introduction To Cipher Suites

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Mon, Oct 12, 2015 @ 09:41 PM

The security of any SSL/TLS-protected connection largely depends on the client and server's choice of cipher suites. If you use file transfer protocols like HTTPS, FTPS, and AS2 but don't know what cipher suites are, you will want to read this post.

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Topics: Security, Secure File Transfer, FTPS

How To Use A Windows FTP Client For Secure Downloads

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Sun, Sep 27, 2015 @ 10:10 AM

Despite FTP's vulnerabilities, many Windows users still use FTP clients for transferring files over the Internet. If you really have to keep using that archaic file transfer protocol, at least do it securely. Here's what we suggest.

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Topics: Security, OpenPGP, Secure File Transfer, SFTP, FTPS, FTP

SSL vs TLS - Know The Difference

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Wed, Sep 16, 2015 @ 09:39 AM

Overview

SSL and TLS have many similarities. That's why, in most software applications, they're configured together as "SSL/TLS". However, they do have several differences as well, which is what we're going to talk about now.

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Topics: Security, Secure File Transfer

What Is Two Factor Authentication?

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Sat, Sep 05, 2015 @ 05:23 AM

Overview

Passwords (even strong ones) can sometimes fall into the wrong hands. To minimize the risk of granting access to an impersonator who might have managed to obtain someone else's username and password, you might need to employ what is known as two factor authentication (2FA). What is it?

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Topics: Security, SFTP

7 Things CEOs Can Do To Stay Clear Of The Waves of Data Breaches

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Thu, Sep 03, 2015 @ 10:05 PM

Overview

The departure of Avid Life Media (Ashley Madison's parent company) CEO Noel Biderman wasn't the first time an executive resigned due to a data breach. It's actually the third from a high profile company over a span of a little more than a year. And chances are, it won't be the last.

 

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Topics: Security, Compliance, DLP

What Is A Key Exchange?

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Thu, Aug 27, 2015 @ 04:28 PM

Overview

Before any files can be sent securely over protocols like FTPS, HTTPS, and SFTP, the two communicating parties must first engage in a key exchange. What's that?

 

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Topics: Security, Secure File Transfer, SFTP, FTPS

Understanding The Limitation of IRS' "Get Transcript" Multi-Step Authentication

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Sat, Aug 22, 2015 @ 01:33 AM

Overview

The multi-step authentication system used to secure the IRS "Get Transcript" application required several pieces of data that only the taxpayers could have known. But even that wasn't strong enough to prevent the recent data breach. That's because the system had one serious limitation. 

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Topics: News, Security

A Key Takeaway From The IRS Data Breach

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Thu, Aug 20, 2015 @ 11:31 PM

 

 

Recently, we learned that the total number of accounts that may have been compromised in the IRS data breach might have exceeded 330,000. That alone's already more than twice the original estimates when the breach was first disclosed in May. But aside from the growing numbers, there are a couple more details that really stand out.

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Topics: News, Security

SCP vs SFTP - 5 Key Comparisons

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Fri, Aug 07, 2015 @ 05:01 AM

Overview

Both SCP and SFTP run over TCP port 22 by default. Both are also used for transferring files. So are they one and the same? If not, what's the difference between the two? In this post, we compare them in terms of qualities essential to file transfers, namely: speed, security, functionality, support for large files, and support for resuming transfers. Let's see which protocol has the advantage.

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Topics: Security, SFTP

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