Telnet and FTP (file transfer protocol) are both protocols used to access files on remote or local machines. The fact both have in common is that both, but specifically FTP has been adapted into a new era of computing, one in where security would play a much larger role than when they were developed. Even the creators of the FTP protocol wrote a paper explained it was not developed with security in mind, and even listed the biggest risks: Brute force attacks, FTP bounce attacks, Packet captures, Port stealing, spoofing and Username enumeration attacks

In this lab, I will specifically look at how both protocols expose data on the wire. 

 

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AuthorMartin