11 comments

  • Jake Lazaroff, over 6 years ago (edited over 6 years ago )

    So if you use this and your own domain is ever compromised, it also compromises every client website you've ever worked on.

    Please don't ever, ever use this.

    4 points
  • Tim GauthierTim Gauthier, over 6 years ago

    This is a security risk, How difficult would it be fore someone to backwards engineer this to take over your sites. Also in many places this would not be legal.

    2 points
  • Radu CeucaRadu Ceuca, over 6 years ago

    Never do this. Ever.

    1 point
  • Aaron SagrayAaron Sagray, over 6 years ago

    This should have "Bad Idea" in really big, bright red, blinky letters.

    1 point
  • Zethus SuenZethus Suen, over 6 years ago

    These are the type of things you hope you never have to use.

    1 point
  • Jim SilvermanJim Silverman, over 6 years ago

    thought this was a good-intentioned, but horrible idea until:

    • You feel like being a bit of a dick.
    • Change all the pictures to somethings else (offensive or not, its up to you).
    0 points
  • Jonathan CutrellJonathan Cutrell, over 6 years ago (edited over 6 years ago )

    I actually built one of these for our site at one point. We had an enormous number of people download and run the site from their own places; we ignored localhost, because we want people to learn. Quite an interesting experiment at the very least.

    Edit: The script actually just posted to a little app I wrote that emailed us a quick notification with the location details of the site itself.

    0 points
  • Sean O'GradySean O'Grady, over 6 years ago

    What asshole would use this?

    0 points
  • Nikolaj StausbølNikolaj Stausbøl, over 6 years ago

    And when the client notices the backdoor you'll never get a job again. Why would you wanna work that way? If you don't trust the client you shouldn't work for them in the first place

    0 points
  • Pedro Pimenta, over 6 years ago

    I don't understand how this works :(

    0 points
    • Steven ReynoldsSteven Reynolds, over 6 years ago

      It's essentially building a backdoor into the website.

      You hide some javascript in the sites you build that executes 'remotesite.com/safe-file-clientsite.js'. If the client does stuff that you don't like, you replace 'safe-file-clientsite.js' with a file that cripples the client's site.

      Seems like a poor substitute for a contract.

      4 points