I have a moral question about a piece of software we are thinking of releasing.
Basically my little band of programmers have created a new tool designed specifically for webmasters / programmers etc. It allows the user to re-access a clients website to reclaim their work (files or DB) should a less than honest client lock them out and not pay. Our tool give access to your work even if they have changed passwords (hosting, FTP, PHP MySQL etc)
Of course the more careful of you that only work on your own servers until paid (recommended) are thinking "whats the point" but there are instances when the work is paid for and handed over and then the check bounces or the dreaded credit card charge back.
We are hoping our tool tips the balance back in the webmaster's favor.
So why am i telling you this? and no its not cheesy attempt to promote our product, thats why the name of the product isn't here, plus its not even available yet. The reason for this post is to ask web professionals their thoughts...are we encouraging hacking? or helping the web community stop getting ripped off?
Our lawyer says we are doing nothing illegal with the tool, but i was curious what forum members thought.