File Transfer Protocol (FTP) is as basic a method as sending files gets – no bells, no whistles…not even much security to speak of. It was invented back in the days when the word ‘hacker’ had nothing to do with computers, so the question is, is it time for FTP to finally retire?
The internet hasn’t always been the minefield it is nowadays, where we have to scrutinize every link before we click on it and constantly worry about how secure our connection is.
Security just wasn’t a concern like it is today, hacking wasn’t a career, and people sent their bank details in emails.
So this means that back in the early years of FTP, it had one job – transport the file/s from A to B.