I am just getting started with cordova/phonegap
I was so curious how can I connect to mysql in cordova and display its contents in app. So I came across this website that shows how to achieve the same "https://codesundar.com/phonegap-php-mysql-example/ ". I am basically trying to make android app using my web skills so I came across this ADF 'Cordova'.
I am just in alot of doubts but first one is security. When I write a code in php to connect and fetch data from mysql to display database or use mysql for user login credentials verification and build it into .apk anyone can reverse that and decompile the .apk to fetch the php code and the credentials used to access the database right?
What is the secure way around this?
As I know php is a server side scripting language so .php files are not accessible from browser so that makes it a bit secure but in case of cordova the php files will be compiled in the .apk with cordova build command
Please clear my doubt