I am a long time user of FTP softwares but it didn’t came to my attention that It needs to secured also. One time when I was checking some sites that were hacked, most of them will say that the open hole was found on their FTP connection. I can’t still figure out on how possible it is considering a unique user name and a good password combination will suffice it’s security over the network.

Since most files that you want to upload is on your computer, you may want to setup an SFTP server on it to protect your precious data. As they say, It’s better to be safe than sorry.