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FBI Warns Healthcare Entities of Threats to FTP Servers

The FBI is warning the healthcare sector to step up security of its file transfer protocol servers as cybercriminals step up attacks targeting FTP servers running in anonymous mode.

Keith Fricke, principal consultant of tw-Security, says the anonymous FTP mode puts data at risk because it means that a named account is not required to log into the FTP service. “A default anonymous account may have a known default password,” he says. “This makes unauthorized access easy once an intruder discovers the FTP services exists.” …..


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