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Is it allowed to request software that breaks a service's terms of service (TOS)?

We do not enforce agreements between third parties - and we shouldn't set that precedent. You're free to downvote, comment, and refrain from answering, but it's unlikely that any moderation action ...
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Can/should we recommend software that might be illegal (at some places)?

It is irrelevant whether software is/can be illegal, because that is defined by local authorities. As a user, I can't determine where an asker lives and which laws he should follow. Furthermore, any ...
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Asking questions about potentially "bad" software?

helping someone with a task that could turn out to be, somewhat of a malicious task, is that something we should answer here in our community? “That could turn out to be (…) malicious” is not a ...
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Are questions regarding password cracking on-topic?

Yes, such questions are on-topic as long as they fulfill our usual requirements. there are legitimate uses of password crackers, e.g. when you have forgotten your own password or when testing the ...
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Is it allowed to request software that breaks a service's terms of service (TOS)?

Youtube prohibits downloading videos or converting them to mp3 AFAIK and youtube-dl is very popular software that does that. The OP could argue that he wants to use it on websites other than youtube ...
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Is my question permitted (saved game editor)?

We don't, and shouldn't attempt to, enforce civil agreements between third parties or laws of any country. It's impossible to do consistently and accurately - turns out there are lots of countries ...
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Are questions regarding password cracking on-topic?

Knowledge is always good, whether learning how to crack passwords, how to write malware, how to do phishing. Maybe you are a computer security student, or an ethical hacker. Maybe you are just curious....
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