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« on: December 31, 1969, 19:00 »
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There is an update available for the ImageManager that now supports keyword phrases. More information in it can be found here.

      


nruboc

« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2006, 23:21 »
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Why doesn't IStock support FTP?, instead of this ImageManager BS. Don't you know that FTP is the industry standard. Drop ImageManager, support FTP, and you'll make alot of people happy.


« Reply #2 on: September 29, 2006, 01:25 »
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i have heard that ftp has serious security issues.  I think alamy for exampe which is going to begin accepting ONLY 'over the internet' submissions, will not be using ftp, but something else.

« Reply #3 on: September 29, 2006, 15:22 »
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i have heard that ftp has serious security issues.  I think alamy for exampe which is going to begin accepting ONLY 'over the internet' submissions, will not be using ftp, but something else.
Yes, it can be very easy for a person to grab sensitive data by 'snooping'/intercepting an ftp session. Especially if they are on the same network as you are.

Some companies are not willing to take that kind of risk, where their photographers are subjected to less secure connectivity, and I can't say I blame these companies for sticking to their stand, they have a valid reason for being 'stubborn'.

I'm happily using ftp on other sides, but have also noted how some sites do some 'preventive' (definitely not foolproof) measures to avoid security breaches. Dreamstime: You are supposed to turn OFF ftp uploads when you're done with your uploading session, FeaturePics: Note the complicated login directory.

ptlee

« Reply #4 on: September 29, 2006, 15:42 »
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i have heard that ftp has serious security issues. I think alamy for exampe which is going to begin accepting ONLY 'over the internet' submissions, will not be using ftp, but something else.

IMO, there aren't many issues with transferring images over FTP since it is binary data and not as easy to snoop as character data.  Plus, there isn't much gained by stealing an image (as opposed to a password, account #, etc).

Besides that, they could always implement SFTP or FTP over SSL, which would make the transfer totally secure.

« Reply #5 on: September 29, 2006, 16:04 »
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i have heard that ftp has serious security issues.  I think alamy for exampe which is going to begin accepting ONLY 'over the internet' submissions, will not be using ftp, but something else.

IMO, there aren't many issues with transferring images over FTP since it is binary data and not as easy to snoop as character data.  Plus, there isn't much gained by stealing an image (as opposed to a password, account #, etc).

Besides that, they could always implement SFTP or FTP over SSL, which would make the transfer totally secure.


FYI, FTP sends login information in plain text, so yes, one can steal the userid & password.

SFTP is more secure, but not totally secure, because the key will still have to be made known publicly. I won't deal with the details, as I'm not totally familiar.

ptlee


 

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