Discussion PSA - Disable FTP when using switch-lan-play

Discussion in 'Switch - Emulation, Homebrew & Software Projects' started by Freezerbomb, Oct 15, 2018.

  1. Freezerbomb
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    The CFWs that come with FTP have no password authentication. This means that anyone on your network can access your SD card. Someone could delete all the files off your SD card, or even replace your NROs with malicious ones (steal your cert, brick your console, etc.). I highly recommend that you disable FTP when using "switch-lan-play".
     
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  2. Ty_

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    Good heads up
     
  3. nero99

    nero99 GBAtemp Addict

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    “Steal your cert”.. what? The cert isn’t stored on you sd card. And no one can access your system unless they know which ip address is yours
     
  4. RHOPKINS13

    RHOPKINS13 Geek

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    Cert isn't stored on SD card, but someone could still replace one of your NRO files with one that will get the cert from your Switch and send it to them. Or maybe even add a .kip module that would do it, it would take a while before most people noticed.

    Sure, they may need your IP, but IP scanners do exist so that's really not a problem.
     
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  5. Freezerbomb
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    Um.. Where did I say your cert is stored on your sd card? Learn to read please. And yes, you can figure out someones ip, or else you couldn't play online with them.
     
  6. KingBlank

    KingBlank King of Nothing

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    oh, lan play as in VPN play? okey
     
  7. said31

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    how to disable ftp ?!
     
  8. Freezerbomb
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    In SXOS, just go to options and toggle "FTP server" to disabled. I'm not sure about other CFWs.
     
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