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Thread: Trojan Horse ??

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    Unanswered: Trojan Horse ??

    Hi

    This may seem a little unethical but I am currently building a database for a friend of a friend and I'm concerned that they are going to break their word on paying me for the job. As such, I added a line of code that checks the date and after a certain date it quits the whole application - I have user level security on the DB so they cannot get in behind the forms even if they did know how to fix it.

    Does this seem unethical??

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    What happens if he pays you? How will he disable the timeout?

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    I'll just go in a remove the code, it's set for a few months down the line so it will not be a problem for a while.

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    I would say go for it.. It's no different then a shareware application, the only hitch would be to put a disclaimer in there somewhere saying that it will expire unless paid for.

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    The only thing that would worry me is:

    Is the friend worth less then the money you'd get?
    J.

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