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How insecure is FTP?

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How exposed are the FTP transmissions if the only protection is a user ID and password, but the transmissions are not encrypted?

And how hard or easy is it to find an arrangement where it is encrypted?

Can anyone suggest an ASP.NET ISP which offers secure FTP?  And what FTP programs would support secure FTP?  Or what other technologies should I consider besides FTP?

thanks,
newbieweb
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I actually have FileZilla and use it for FTP.

So if I dig up an ISP that supports ssh, is it pretty easy to configure?

nbw
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