Mozilla plans to make a series of changes in a future version of Firefox browser, including disabling FTP support by default. According to a report by ghacks,The company is now planning to take a bigger step in this direction, with Firefox 77 to be released in June, with FTP support turned off by default.
However, the browser will still allow users to set parameters to enable FTP support manually, but it is officially not recommended to continue. At some point in the future, Mozilla intends to give up FTP support entirely and no longer allow users to activate it from the settings screen.
For security reasons, Google also decided to give up its FTP support for chrome.
"FTP is an insecure protocol, blink is considering removing it. It seems that we are considering removing support on Android first, but maybe we should go further and remove it completely? " It was written in an article published nearly seven months ago. Google explained that it does not support FTP support not only because it is not secure, but also because of its low usage.
"The current FTP in chrome does not support encrypted connections (FTPS) and there is no proxy. FTP usage in browsers is so low that it is no longer possible to invest in improving existing FTP clients. In addition, more powerful FTP clients are available on all affected platforms. "
Google plan to release version 82 in april to completely cancel FTP support for Google Chrome browsers. Recently, Google announced that it would not release a new major version of the Chrome as part of its response to COVID-19 outbreaks, as any urgent issues that may arise after the release of the new version may cause developers to regroup.