Announcements

SyncBack Integration

SyncBack Pro/SE (v9+) now backs up faster to CompleteFTP than other FTP/SFTP servers. It does this by taking advantage of the folder-tree (a.k.a. recursive) listings feature introduced in CompleteFTP 12.1. Other servers require SyncBack to download a separate listing for each folder in a folder-tree, which is time-consuming, but CompleteFTP is […]

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By |August 12th, 2019
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GCM ciphers now included in edtFTPnet/PRO

We’ve just released edtFTPnet/PRO 9.5.0. This .NET SFTP and FTPS library now includes AES Galois Counter Mode (GCM) cipher suites for TLS 1.2. A number of older ciphers that are no longer recommended for use have been deprecated and can no longer be enabled. This includes all RC2 and RC4 ciphers.

The new ciphers are:

ECDHE_RSA_AES_128_GCM_SHA256
ECDHE_RSA_AES_256_GCM_SHA384
DHE_RSA_AES_128_GCM_SHA256
DHE_RSA_AES_256_GCM_SHA384
RSA_AES_256_GCM_SHA384
RSA_AES_256_GCM_SHA384

GCM […]

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By |July 16th, 2019
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Massive Yahoo hack confirmed

Yahoo has confirmed it has suffered the largest data breach in history, potentially affecting 500 million user accounts.  This Yahoo hack beats the huge Myspace hack of a few months ago.

If you have a Yahoo account, have you been affected? The best course of action (given the huge number of user accounts affected) is […]

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By |September 24th, 2016
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Introducing CompleteFTP Free

A new edition of this secure and reliable FTP server products is now free forever
We recently announced the release of CompleteFTP Free – a new edition of our popular secure FTP server for Windows that will be free forever.

CompleteFTP Free supports the FTP and FTPS protocols and will be the new entry point for the […]

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By |August 26th, 2016
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CompleteFTP Free Edition released

We’ve just released CompleteFTP Free Edition, a free version of our popular CompleteFTP secure file server supporting FTP and FTPS. Completely free for commercial use, it is a direct competitor to Filezilla server, which supports the same protocols.

Why would you use CompleteFTP Free instead of Filezilla server? Some of the key reasons are:

it’s a commercial product, and it is not in […]

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By |July 18th, 2016
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LinkedIn hack and password encryption

You might remember the LinkedIn hack of 2012. Their password encryption was extremely poor, and it was easy for anyone who obtained the leaked password files to retrieve the original passwords. At the time it was announced that 6.5 million accounts had been compromised.

Password hashing
Actually, passwords are rarely encrypted (which implies they can be decrypted) – instead […]

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By |May 26th, 2016
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Major advance in random number generation

An advance in random number generation? Who cares? What’s so important about improving the way we generate random numbers, and how does this tie in with security?
What are random numbers?
Random numbers are numbers that are completely unpredictable, and they are of paramount importance in cryptography.  Most cryptographic algorithms depend in some way on random numbers, usually […]

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By |May 20th, 2016
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Another SWIFT hack

We recently reported that the SWIFT financial network for international bank transfers was compromised. Now there has now been another SWIFT hack.

SWIFT representatives, the New York Fed and Bangladesh Bank (which was the source of the hack) recently met in Basel, Switzerland to discuss the initial cyber fraud. There has been accusations on both sides about […]

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By |May 13th, 2016
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SWIFT bank transfer network hacked

The SWIFT bank transfer network has been hacked.

The Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (SWIFT) is a Belgian co-operative owned by 3,000 financial institutions. SWIFT is a secure network for sending financial transactions between these institutions. It’s how international bank transfers are made.

SWIFT doesn’t actually send money – it sends messages that instruct payments […]

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By |April 28th, 2016
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Encryption debate rolls on

The San Bernardino court case may be over, but the encryption debate is still very much alive.

On Tuesday, representatives from both Apple and the FBI will be testifying before Congress to the Energy and Commerce Committee hearing entitled “Deciphering the Debate Over Encryption: Industry and Law Enforcement Perspectives”.

This is only days after the absurd Compliance with Court […]

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By |April 16th, 2016
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