# Is this question off-topic?

I have an idea for a question and am wondering if it would be classed as off-topic here. It is a programming puzzle/challenge but doesn't require anyone to submit a program and it's not the program that wins the competition. Is this off-topic? I have written out my question below as if I had actually asked it.

Your task is to figure out my password for my PPCG account. I have created a new "sock puppet" account for this challenge that will be deleted as soon as someone finishes the challnge. You must code a program that will hack into my account and will give you the password.

You shouldn't take input and your output should be the account's password.

In order to win, you must answer this question with the account. It should have a spoiler

like for Puzzling questions and can optionally have your code

import hacker
hacker.hack_account('sock puppet')


The first person to answer the question with the correct password will be declared the winner!

This is the question and I'm worried that either it could be off-topic or be closed as it gives users a way to hack into PPCG accounts (obviously bad). I know about the Sandbox but wanted to post this as a separate question as it is a little unusual.

• I think the site consensus is not to allow contest that ask for malicious code. – plannapus Apr 19 '17 at 14:24
• First of all, I doubt this is possible, but I agree with plannapus; I don't think this sort of challenge is allowed because asking for malicious code is strongly discouraged. – user42649 Apr 19 '17 at 14:27
• Site scope aside, trying to break into a Stack Exchange account without Stack Exchange's consent is probably illegal in a number of jurisdictions. – Dennis Apr 19 '17 at 18:34
• Even if it's not illegal in your jurisdiction as Dennis said, it's clearly against the site Terms of Service section #4 -- Use of the Network or Services to violate the security of any computer network, crack passwords or security encryption codes, transfer or store illegal material including that are deemed threatening or obscene, or engage in any kind of illegal activity is expressly prohibited. – AdmBorkBork Apr 21 '17 at 12:46