hey guys and gals,
CyanBlue - I like this idea with PHP but I think, like littleRichard said - everyone can decompile swf and see which scripts do the app call upon and then use simple browser window to start my php script and it will work like they (mean, nasty hackers) are using my app and get all the answers.
littleRichard: I must validate answers realtime - The reason is that this quiz is a remake of a TV version which is very popular in my country so it must work exactly like the TV version. When a person gives a correct answer the answer must blink that instant and proceed to the next one depending if the answer was correct or not. I can't get all the answers and then just send them to see how many were answered correctly and also I can't wait couple of secs. to validate single answer either.
All players will have to go through a login process.
Maybe this idea of yours, CyanBlue, could work if only PHP files could be restricted to work only if they were called from a file on my server - but I guess the SWF (app) file is in cache on local computer when it is run so it wont work either?
Or maybe I could use SSL - I have seen it mentioned couple of times when security was involved and I don't know how it works but probably it is best to figure out a unique security system ... just throwing in some ideas..
I don't believe that nobody came across this kind of problem so far and that it is unsolvable!
Thank you all for your help, I hope we will figure out something!
P.S. CyanBlue - as for those questions go public - I am not authorized to see them but -> after we figure out a security system we will brake it and have the questions for our disposal