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Have you ever been asked to include a backdoor in your software?

Survey period: 7 Mar 2022 to 14 Mar 2022

Maybe it's to avoid having to ask for the keys, or a system that's just hard to debug, or maybe there are...other reasons. We don't want details, just an idea for everyone to understand how common this is.
OptionVotes% 
Yes, with no explanation as to why121.64
Yes, to help with tech support669.02
Yes, to help with locked out accounts375.05
Yes, to help with debugging527.10
Yes, for nefarious business reasons (we don't want details)172.32
Yes, for nefarious political reasons (we really don't want details)91.23
Yes, for other reasons172.32
No - I've never been asked to add a backdoor to my code53873.50
I've not been asked, but I've placed one for my own reasons719.70
Respondents were allowed to choose more than one answer; totals may not add up to 100%



 
GeneralOnce (technically not my code) Pin
Alaajabre7-Mar-22 22:50
Alaajabre7-Mar-22 22:50 
GeneralI was tempted to... Pin
Jacquers7-Mar-22 21:38
Jacquers7-Mar-22 21:38 
GeneralOnce ... Pin
Amarnath S7-Mar-22 20:35
professionalAmarnath S7-Mar-22 20:35 
GeneralRe: Once ... Pin
Sandeep Mewara7-Mar-22 20:43
mveSandeep Mewara7-Mar-22 20:43 
GeneralUsed a hardware USB HASP dongle to store the master password Pin
CJ17-Mar-22 12:59
professionalCJ17-Mar-22 12:59 
GeneralFederal agency spying Pin
  Forogar  7-Mar-22 5:36
professional  Forogar  7-Mar-22 5:36 
GeneralOther reasons Pin
lucanor7-Mar-22 3:03
lucanor7-Mar-22 3:03 
GeneralBackdoor to Code vs. Backdoor in your software?? Pin
Slacker0077-Mar-22 0:28
professionalSlacker0077-Mar-22 0:28 
"No - I've never been asked to add a backdoor to my code"

Might want to change this poll option to say software and not code for obvious reasons.

One may have a backdoor to your software/system, but Shirley not to your code.
GeneralIn most products I had to insert some master password Pin
den2k886-Mar-22 22:44
professionalden2k886-Mar-22 22:44 
GeneralRe: In most products I had to insert some master password Pin
KarstenK7-Mar-22 4:56
mveKarstenK7-Mar-22 4:56 
GeneralRe: In most products I had to insert some master password Pin
den2k887-Mar-22 5:09
professionalden2k887-Mar-22 5:09 
GeneralRe: In most products I had to insert some master password Pin
KarstenK7-Mar-22 23:04
mveKarstenK7-Mar-22 23:04 
GeneralYes, and always for support Pin
Sander Rossel6-Mar-22 21:09
professionalSander Rossel6-Mar-22 21:09 
GeneralNo, but... Pin
PIEBALDconsult6-Mar-22 19:34
professionalPIEBALDconsult6-Mar-22 19:34 

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