server to server MySQL connections
I'm considering setting up a server to connect to another server for a mysql insert and just wondering about security implications of doing this. It seems to me that the login credentials are sent in clear text. The servers are both on wired connections and so seems like the only opportunity for interception would be from a rogue employee at the ISP or remote server location... are these correct assumptions? Is there another recommended secure way to do this kind of thing?
Thanks for any thoughts.