Firefox Browser to Remove FTP

FirefoxAccording to Slashdot: “Mozilla has announced plans to remove support for the FTP protocol from Firefox. Going forward, users won’t be able to download files via the FTP protocol and view the content of FTP links/folders inside the Firefox browser. From a report:

“We’re doing this for security reasons,” said Michal Novotny, a software engineer at the Mozilla Corporation, the company behind the Firefox browser. “FTP is an insecure protocol and there are no reasons to prefer it over HTTPS for downloading resources,” he said. “Also, a part of the FTP code is very old, unsafe and hard to maintain and we found a lot of security bugs in it in the past.” Novotny says Mozilla plans to disable support for the FTP protocol with the release of Firefox 77, scheduled for release in June this year.”

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