Anyone know how can I make secure database connection using ASP Script.

I am using remote mySQL database which travels through internet and I want to make secure connection to mySQL database...Can anyone help me on how to do this ?

Currently my connection string is as follows:

oConn.Open "Driver={mySQL};" & _
"Server=db1.database.com;" & _
"Port=3306;" & _
"Option=131072;" & _
"Stmt=;" & _
"Database=mydb;" & _
"Uid=myUsername;" & _

However, It is not secure...since password can be intercepted by anybody during travel period from webserver to the database server...