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    mysql_connect password encryption

    Hi All

    I am a bit concerned about storing my MySQL password as plain-text in PHP source code while calling php_connect().

    Are there any measure or workaround where I can put encrypted password while connecting to my database?

    Any help will be much appreciated.

    Thanks & regards


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    The one thing the (quite old) article at WebmasterWorld doesn't say is always sanitise the user input or your database will be open to SQL Injection i.e

    $userName = mysql_real_escape_string($_POST["username"]);

    etc... rather than just passing the raw $_POST data to your query.


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