Squirt: Auto Updating WordPress Plugins

Am I missing something with the auto-updates for WordPress plugins? When I try to do an auto-update, I get a page asking me for the ftp(s) info for my server. I’m expected to:

  1. send ftps info unencrypted through the browser
  2. send my credentials to an untrusted third party
  3. open up my firewall so any ol’ IP can ftps to my server


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