from the lame dept
But where this gets more interesting is that it appears Verizon is simply lying about the reasons why. The company is telling users it's for "security" reasons. But... while it's discontinuing FTP for its regular subscribers, those who pay up for a higher level hosting plan (starting at $5.95 per month) seem to still be able to use FTP. In other words, it's only a security problem if you're not paying -- suggesting that the "security" is more about Verizon's revenue than the security of your content. And while it's true that unencrypted FTP can have some security issues (mainly on untrusted networks), there are ways to deal with that with secure, encrypted FTP offerings.