I hate having the password for my database out in the open. Anyone who gets a look at my code has access to the password. What can I do to secure it so my PHP scripts can access it but it's harder to find?
I thought about storing it in a file, but if you've got read access to the file you've got read access to the password. Encryption is the next thing I thought of, but my script would have to do the decryption. Once you have that info, what's to keep you from using it?
How can I keep it safe and still use it?