CISSP Practice question #185

Which protocol transports files in plaintext?
A: FTP.
B: SFTP.
C: FTPS
D: HTTPS:

CBK 4: Communication and Network Security
Source: ThorTeaches.com practice tests

Answer


A: FTP (File Transfer Protocol): Transfers files to and from servers. No confidentiality or Integrity checks. Data is sent in plaintext. Should also not be used, since the vast majority of what we transport is over unsecure networks.

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