|Filezilla fail (Photo credit: Siim Teller)|
But Filezilla, no matter being a fantastic application, has a specific attribute that will make it sometime, crucial to your business.
And that attribute is that it saves your servers, usernames and password to a specific folder in your computer. Want more? It also saves the ftp passwords in PLAIN TEXT so that nobody will have to make an effort to even decrypt them.
According to an article ( http://unsharptech.com/2008/05/20/filezilla-ftp-passwords-stored-in-plaintext/ ) and from your own multiple tests for this matter, Filezilla indeed saves your passwords.
There is a way to enable Kiosk Mode for Filezilla that is mentioned not to save passwords, we did it but it never worked ok. Filezilla saves your passwords in the folders mentioned below :
Windows XP/2K: “C:\Documents and Settings\username\Application Data\FileZilla”
Windows Vista: “C:\Users\username\AppData\Roaming\FileZilla\”
( from http://unsharptech.com/2008/05/20/filezilla-ftp-passwords-stored-in-plaintext/ )
and not only does it save your Bookmarks' passwords, it also saves the last connected server, password and username.