Hardening FileZilla

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by doubledee, Feb 15, 2015.

  1. doubledee macrumors 6502


    May 14, 2012
    I just installed FileZilla on my MBP to be used to manage a VPS.

    Advanced support from my web host blocked the FTP ports and app, and said that I could use SSH via cPanel - whatever that means.

    They also said all I had to do was install FileZIlla, and then choose Port 22, enter my cPanel username and password, and would be ready to SFTP stuff to my VPS.

    However, when I look at all of the settings under FileZilla > Settings, I feel overwhelmed!!

    If there are any security or system admin types out there, I would appreciate an overview of what FileZilla settings might need to be changed to keep me and my MBP and my VPS secure!!

    I have this fear of sending things like passwords in plain-text, or saving session-data or uploads in some temporary place that others might later find?!

    (*NOTE: I have been searching for some security guides online, but am not really finding much.)


  2. Intell macrumors P6


    Jan 24, 2010
    Have a look at Cyberduck or Transmit. They're a bit easier to navigate than FileZilla.

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