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Member 15329613 wrote:
1. Is the string able to be hacked? No, because it sits in app.config and hopefully you have that on a secure server.


If I am understanding this correctly, my app.config file will be on my development/deployment machine. Should not be an issue as long as I am accessing my SQL Server database on the same machine.
My fear is that if I want to keep my SQL Server database in the cloud and try to connect with it through a connection string, that string could be easily be read by a third party over the internet.
Thus, how do I ensure that my connection string containing the database credentials cannot be hacked while being sent over the internet.
If I encrypt the app.config file on my local machine, is that enough to secure this issue. How will the jumbled connection string be de-crypted at the remote server?

Member 15329613 wrote:
Is your sql server not in the same place as where your forms application will be running?


Presently it is on the same machine, but as I said above, my plan is to keep in the cloud eventually.

BTW, thank you for addressing my query, else in most cases, people simply write some cryptic answers which lead nowhere!
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