Have you ever been asked to include a backdoor in your software?
Survey period: 7 Mar 2022 to 14 Mar 2022. Restricting results to those who selected 'I've not been asked, but I've placed one for my own reasons' [show all]
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.
|Yes, with no explanation as to why||12||1.64|
|Yes, to help with tech support||66||9.02|
|Yes, to help with locked out accounts||37||5.05|
|Yes, to help with debugging||52||7.10|
|Yes, for nefarious business reasons (we don't want details)||17||2.32|
|Yes, for nefarious political reasons (we really don't want details)||9||1.23|
|Yes, for other reasons||17||2.32|
|No - I've never been asked to add a backdoor to my code||538||73.50|
|I've not been asked, but I've placed one for my own reasons||71||9.70|
|Respondents were allowed to choose more than one answer; totals may not add up to 100%|