So this question here made be look at the FAQ, and maybe it's just me, but I can't find anything in there to specifically (or generally) say that hacking questions are not a good fit for SU. I mean, someone asking for instructions on how to hack is asking a question that correctly deals with computer hardware/computer software/home and personal networks... providing they are not asking for instructions on how to hack into a facebook account, or an iPhone, or a corporate network, or an xBox(??), etc. It's a technical fit if they aren't asking where to buy books on hacking... and let's face it, digging up viable information on how to hack goes beyond basic search requirements.
All that said... SHOULD questions regarding the request for instructions on how to hack into computers on a personal network be answered? Is it right? Yeah, maybe there are viable reasons... and maybe there aren't. People can and do lie... and honestly, someone who is looking for instructions on how to hack another computer on their network is PROBABLY lying about some if not most of the details involved.
What is the SU stance on hacking, and questions regarding it... and why isn't it spelled out in the FAQ? Or would people just lump these kinds of questions under the "Book Answer" clause?
EDIT Apparently the thought that the community itself would filter out questions like this didn't prove to be the case. Not only that, but flagging the question as a violation of the TOS doesn't appear to have been valid... since it did not work. Furthermore, it seems the question has garnered an answer that clearly states within the text of the answer, that some of the advice given is illegal. Not only does an answer that gives illegal advice still stand, but the question that spawned it still stands.
So. To Recap... The TOS does not govern what keeps a question here. The FAQ does not govern what keeps a question here. CLearly stating that you are posting illegal information does not get a question removed. Is it really just up to the whim of the moderators, and whether they feel like removing something? Is that all that is left?