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uploading high scores

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How does one allow one''s program to upload high scores to a remote database without exposing that remote database to security issues (having the database''s host and password stored in the program for anyone to access)? I guess you could have the information encrypted somehow, but I''m very sure that wouldn''t be secure when the data is sent over the network.

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I would suggest making a host program that the scores are sent to and is, from there, put into the database. It would keep the database from being a securtiy issue pretty much. Sorta like a proxy type of program.


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