On Tue, Oct 4, 2011 at 8:15 PM, Tommy Pham <tommy...@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Oct 4, 2011 at 6:07 PM, Jeremiah Dodds <jeremiah.do...@gmail.com>
> wrote:
>> On Tue, Oct 4, 2011 at 7:51 PM, Stuart Dallas <stu...@3ft9.com> wrote:
>> >  As for the overhead I very much doubt there's much difference between
>> > that and the overhead of prepared statements.
>> Probably not. As an aside, I'm really struggling to find a case where
>> it'd be worth base64-encoding the queries like that unless you were
>> both concerned about someone sniffing your queries over the wire and
>> sure that they wouldn't think to base-64 decode them. Not to mention
>> that if your grand idea to prevent eavesdropping is simple transforms,
> If that's the case, then SSL would be a better solution since it also
> protects the authentication process.  In then end, I still don't see base64
> as a viable solution.


I didn't mention encryption because I figured it was the obvious solution there.

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