Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox Will Soon Drop FTP Support

One of the biggest changes coming to users of Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox in a future update is support for FTP removed completely.

While at this point the two companies are still looking into ways to ditch FTP from the two browsers, the ultimate goal is to move away from this protocol given the existing security concerns.

As BP discovered, Google first wants to change how files stored on FTP servers are rendered when opened with Chrome browser.

At this point, whenever you point Chrome to an image located on an FTP server, the browser automatically renders it in a new tab. But a team of engineers at Google wants to modify this behavior, and instead of opening the file, the browser should start a download.

“Rather than rendering resources requested via FTP, we should download them. We should continue to render directory listings, but we wil… (read more)

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