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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%



 
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GeneralI am not a carpenter. Pin
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GeneralYes Pin
Michael Mitchell 20229-Mar-22 6:19
MemberMichael Mitchell 20229-Mar-22 6:19 
GeneralNot in code... Pin
Bernhard Hiller8-Mar-22 21:09
MemberBernhard Hiller8-Mar-22 21:09 
GeneralNo, but I'm thinking of one... Pin
Afzaal Ahmad Zeeshan8-Mar-22 12:15
mveAfzaal Ahmad Zeeshan8-Mar-22 12:15 
GeneralHardware gadgets Pin
honey the codewitch8-Mar-22 3:25
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GeneralRe: Hardware gadgets Pin
den2k888-Mar-22 4:29
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honey the codewitch8-Mar-22 4:36
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den2k888-Mar-22 5:54
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GeneralOne for my own reasons Pin
Gary Wheeler8-Mar-22 1:45
MemberGary Wheeler8-Mar-22 1:45 
GeneralOnce (technically not my code) Pin
Alaajabre7-Mar-22 21:50
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GeneralI was tempted to... Pin
Jacquers7-Mar-22 20:38
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GeneralOnce ... Pin
Amarnath S7-Mar-22 19:35
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Sandeep Mewara7-Mar-22 19:43
mveSandeep Mewara7-Mar-22 19:43 
GeneralUsed a hardware USB HASP dongle to store the master password Pin
CJ17-Mar-22 11:59
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GeneralFederal agency spying Pin
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