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Make A back door to WordPress?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by 67731, Jan 23, 2012.

  1. 67731

    67731 Regular Member

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    So I have been dealing with this client for a few weeks and I am down to the last little bit of changes that need done but from talking to them I get the feeling they may not pay me all that they should.

    What is a good way I can make some kind of back door that will remove the theme I have made and set up for them in case they do not pay me?
     
  2. BlaqReaper

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    Why not tell them that since it's almost done just have them pay now?
     
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    I would rather not build any stress with us, seeing that if this job works out it could lead to a few well paying jobs.

    But at the same time it is my first time working with them so I kind of want a little bit there to ensure I have a card to play if it goes bad.
     
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    just get every page to call some external javascript. leave the external file dormant, then if the shit hits the fan you can make it do anything you wish.
     
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    I am not hosting the site, I have the ftp info, database info and admin login to wordpress.

    All can be changed but I was hoping there might be some kind of hidden user plugin that was around.
     
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    how about move some java script files, pictures and main things to another servers. once they not paying, delete files .... they down.
     
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    dewaz: That is a good idea.
     
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    Web developers that are contracted should always get paid up front. You need to work on your salesmanship before you start looking for more clients ... half up front.

    I don't know why it is, but my experience is that if people aren't paying for something up front, they value it less, they value your labor less, and they get cocky and ridiculous in expectations.

    Getting money up front shows them they're dealing with a professional. They're less likely to jerk you around.
     
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    At the very least you should have 50% up front, and 50% upon delivery. In the future I would recommend doing the site work on your own server, show them the results, then when they sign off and pay the remaining %, transfer it all to their server/site. This will ensure they only get it when they've paid in full.
     
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    Use an external encrypted string hosted on another of your websites that needs to be there each time in order to show your client's wp website.

    Alternatively (better and simpler imo) code and eval an encrypted code in the theme that performs a cozy "rm -rf *" X weeks from now. If it's not deactivated by YOU and YOU only after being paid before date X, the whole thing... Well, you get my drift... ;)
     
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    Interesting idea. I am just now getting my feet wet in website design and deal with cheap lowballers. Would you care to elaborate more about how to execute it?
     
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    This kind of thing could get you sued. This is not smart business at all.
     
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    Change log in info. When you get paid, change back and give them the admin info.
     
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    Iframe the site from your own hosting, if he doesn't pay you can take it down from your own server.
     
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    He doesn't own the hosting service so that wouldn't work.
     
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    Thank you all for the great ideas.

    I agree with phpbuilt 100% . . People that dont pay 100% upfront seem to be harder to get money at the end. At the same time when making a $5000 site people dont like to hand over that much money to someone they have never worked with before.
     
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    Portfolio and 2 references fixes that problem 100%.
     
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    Just give them an Editor password and when they pay you then give them the Admin
    password.

    Editor still has access but they cannot delete the Admin users or edit the theme..



    But come to think of it "NO PAY NO WEBSITE" Simple:rolleyes:
     
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