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comment Is opening a new mysql connection for each query potentially unsafe?
I'm not sure what SQL database you're using, but while the language is optimized for designing queries like that, the actual storage and retrieval mechanism usually lacks such optimizations. It's quite a shame actually. Anyways it seems quite obvious to me that caching the full results of a single SQL query and then filtering them in any programming language is far more efficient than repeatedly executing SQL queries to act as a filter.
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answered Is opening a new mysql connection for each query potentially unsafe?
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revised How are mobile telephony networks like LTE and HSPA encrypted?
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comment How are mobile telephony networks like LTE and HSPA encrypted?
I did say "usually" and not all the time, but when I answered this question originally, my answer was accurate, however I am not sure if it remains accurate.
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comment Protecting yourself against DNS spoofing?
@Jason DNS spoofing would still be completed by poisoning the DNS cache, I would suggest you slow down your insults and do some more research, and yes, DNS spoofing is extremely rare, and difficult. In fact, it hasn't been relatively possible since 2008 when Kaminsky discovered that 0day exploit. Short answer is that no one will attack you with DNS spoofing. Unless there is an extremely high up person pulling strings, which I doubt would happen.
Dec
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answered How are mobile telephony networks like LTE and HSPA encrypted?
Dec
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comment Protecting yourself against DNS spoofing?
I agree with Rook, and a DNS is a domain name server, they are very secure and what they do is route traffic, say you type "google.com" into your web browser, you would connect to a DNS server and be routed to google's IP address. The things I suggested don't prevent anything from happening, they just make sure your data is encrypted in the transfer so that anyone who happens to be listening will get a garbled mess. Now, some people might be able to decrypt the garbled mess, but it will deter most crackers from stealing your data.
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answered Protecting yourself against DNS spoofing?