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Where do we draw the line?

We've had several questions that border on ethical issues. But we've only really addressed the issue of questions that are ethically ambiguous ... not answers that offer potentially unethical advice.

Case in point is a code snippet allowing developers to "externally nuke" a website they've built. The code was offered up as a "best practice" for functions.php.

Personally, my gut reaction would be to delete this. Suggesting people add killswitches to their code is very similar to suggesting they bas64 encode vital functions to prevent tampering. The question here isn't so much can you do this, but should you do this and should WordPress Answers support that kind of practice.

If we were voting, I'd scream "no" as loudly as I can. I don't think developers should ever place back doors, killswitches, or other kinds of vulnerabilities in their code under the guise of self-protection.

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Thoughts? Other arguments one way or the other?