Mozilla is ending support for the File Transfer Protocol (FTP) starting with Firefox 90 as a part of a larger effort to make the browser more secure.
- FTP is a file exchange mechanism between computers on a network and is one of the oldest protocols still in use.
- It comes with several security issues exposing users to attacks wherein their data can be stolen, spoofed, and even altered.
- All users currently using Firefox 90 will automatically benefit from this update.
- Separate, but related: Mozilla also announced it will get rid of MDN account functionality and disable it on July 22 now that MDN has migrated to GitHub.