KuroiLight wrote:What is illegal content?
That's a very, very long list. In terms of what I look for, usually intent
to maliciously use code. When making a crack or bypass, that intent is almost always (can't think of an instance otherwise) to use it to steal software. Then there's that grey area of bypassing security protocols.. It's not always illegal, or for illegal intent. Just as well, hacking tools, like Kali, can also be legal to use. For instance, I was part of a networking club in college that taught and allowed the practice of using Kali for purposes that would certainly be illegal in practical use. But if it's in a controlled environment, or only affecting hardware/software you own/have permission to do so with, it's then legal. Pen testing is a valid, well-paid profession.
Decompilation of code is also illegal in some countries. Since this is a non-country-specific forum, it would be best to disallow requests for such entirely. There's a tool for it stickied on one of these sub forums anyway. If that doesn't work and someone really
wants to, there's dedicated forums on Reddit that would probably get it done much quicker.
The most "black and white," or obvious violation would be to post copywrited material, or similar sensitive info (like credit card numbers, addresses, etc.) they don't own the rights for.
I would immediately and immovably vote against allowing crack tools due to the intent of theft. Affected companies will absolutely try to sue, and they usually win (interesting, seeing as it's not inherently illegal.. almost as if the system is completely broken
). There are plenty of other sites that can host them (usually hosted in Russia or China, as they have more lenient laws on them, or at least more lenient enforcement), even if they're made in AHK. We certainly don't need that kind of press.
This word use to be sin about 8+ years ago. I haven't heard of one being use maliciously for quite some time, though. That being said, with modification, your script could certainly be used maliciously. For scripts I've written that could be misused, I simply don't post them, to avoid that grey area altogether. However, with Windows 10, almost everything, including hotkeys, have to have administrative privilege. Not everyone is on Windows 10 (myself included), but it's safe to say that the majority of non-tech Windows users are already on it with UAC enabled.
I can't form an opinion for or against keylogger-type scripts being on the forums, therefore I abstain.