remote connection to MySQL

Why is allowing a remote connection to MySQL a very bad idea?

Connection to a remote MySQL database Remote connection to the MySQL database used by the “MySQL remote database” function available in cPanel is unencrypted by default. This is due to the fact that MySQL in the default configuration always from the client-server connection transmits data and passwords without encryption (https://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.5/en/security-guidelines.html). Sharing a connection to...