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Can a SNIFFER PROGRAM obtain my SQL USER PASSWORD

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Last Modified: 2012-05-09
I am building an application with VB.NET 2003, using the SQL Server 2005 database engine. I am using the SQLClient interface to connect my application to the database. I cant use Integrated Security so I use a SQL user and password.

Can a SNIFFER PROGRAM obtain my SQL USER PASSWORD which travels inside the connection string in the connection object? Does it travels through the net encripted?
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