On 5 Oct 2011, at 00:04, Mark Kelly wrote: > Hi. > > On Tuesday 04 Oct 2011 at 21:39 Stuart Dallas wrote: > >> http://stut.net/2011/09/15/mysql-real-escape-string-is-not-enough/ > > Thanks. I followed this link through and read the full message (having missed > it the first time round), and while I find the idea of using base64 to > sanitise text interesting I can also forsee a few difficulties: > > It would prevent anyone from accessing the database directly and getting > meaningful results unless the en/decode is in triggers, or maybe stored > procedures. No more one-off command-line queries. > > How would you search an encoded column for matching text? > > I'd be interested in any ideas folk have about these issues, or any others > they can envisage with this proposal.
Base64 encoding will work when the native base64 functions are available in MySQL which will allow you to base64 encode the data into a statement like INSERT INTO table SET field = FROM_BASE64("<?php echo base64_encode($data); ?>") sorta thing. I'm still not a massive fan of that idea given that prepared statements are an option, but it would work. -Stuart -- Stuart Dallas 3ft9 Ltd http://3ft9.com/ -- PHP General Mailing List (http://www.php.net/) To unsubscribe, visit: http://www.php.net/unsub.php