FTP communication is not secure, all communication is plain text and can be easily captured. Despite this serious weakness, few do anything to secure it. There are simple ways to correct this with VSFTPD.FTPS is also known as FTPS Secure or FTP-SSL. What FTPS does is add the Transport Layer Security (TLS) and the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) to the normal FTP on the same port 21. It is easy to confude FTPS on port 21 with SFTP which is actually SSH on port 22.

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