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Is this question on topic here?

I have a question about cryptography algorithm difference: Rhinjael has been choosen over Serpent (and other) for AES. However, Serpent has been considere less vulnerable to attack in theory. But, ...
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How can be this question about VPN design either security architecture improved?

I am new to information security. According to Wikipedia NSA hacks actively on IPSec to design attacks but does it mean TLS based VPN is less flawable? I wanted to understand comparability of both ...
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Can I ask about the risks of running an out of date Operating System?

Lately, I've been thinking about the Windows 7 end of support, what kind of impact it could have (e.g. security and vulnerability wise). I know it's dangerous, but I don't know if I'm still at risk ...
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2019: a year in moderation

It's New Year's Day in Stack Exchange land... A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, ...
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Do you want MathJax support for Security.SE?

We are currently not on the list of sites that support MathJax. Do you think support for MathJax should be enabled? Pros: Easier to show formulas (think hash functions, etc.) Cons: Longer page ...
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Short answers in comments

Officially, short answers in comments are not allowed. I actually do this quite a lot because: You can help someone out when you don't have time for a full answer. The length of full answers can ...
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Are questions about cryptography migrated?

I still see that a lot of questions that are directly and only about cryptography and cryptographic schemes are kept here, while I'm regularly migrating questions to security.SE when they are on the ...
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Can I ask about lock-picking and locksport?

This question suggests that questions about physical lock security are on-topic, and since lock-picking and locksport are huge topics concerning lock security, I think they should be on-topic. While ...
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Why was my answer deleted?

I'm truthfully perplexed at why my answer here was deleted by a mod. The down vote I understand, the deletion I don't. A down vote is given when you disagree with the answer / you think the answer is ...
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Can I discuss someone else's question?

I wanted to post a question but I decided to search if it had been asked before on information security. I found a very similar question with a good answer but I wanted some clarification so I posted ...
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Would this question be appropriate

I study ISO 2700x and its implications, for example how organizations must meet requirements regarding storage of "e-mail (address) lists". For example the term "e-mail list" would mean a list of ...
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Canonically, are there any security concerns with this system?

It was suggested that I ask Security.meta for opinions on creating a canonical question for those that can be summed up as "I created a complex system. Are there any security concerns with it?" These ...
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Do we need the [bypass] tag?

A few days ago, the tag bypass was created. Is this a tag we actually need or can I kill it? My philosophy on tags is that they need to be at least a little specific. Every security question is in ...
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Would this question be accepted here?

I am writing a brief paper at university about "state malware". I write that I think there are certain different types (1. Against enemy states e.g. Stuxnet. 2. Against the citizens e.g. surveillance ...
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Make [csp] a synonym of [content-security-policy]

There is no need for csp and content-security-policy to co-exist, as one is just the abbreviation of the other. For some reason, I can't make csp a synonym of content-security-policy, stating I don't ...
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My question was migrated to Super User but I think it was an inappropriate decision

Today I asked a question about the possibility of a file/folder being hidden by a malware such that Windows thinks it doesn't exist. My question was migrated to Super User without any explanation ...
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The ununiqueness of UUID and GUID

I recently created the tag uuid because I thought it was missing. Then I discovered the guid tag. How to deal with these two? They are sort of the same thing (at least they have the same Wikipedia ...
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How should major revisions of answers been dealt with?

I recently had quite a funny case with this answer that I had written. I wrote an answer that was technically wrong. Overnight, the question hit the HNQ, and subsequently got lots of attention and ...
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Should Law.SE be an automatic migration destination?

I've seen plenty of questions now that ask "Is it legal if...", or similar. I feel as if it would be valuable if Law.SE could be selected as a migration target, similarly to how Crypto.SE can be ...
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Why can the “Community” bot approve suggested edits?

I recently came across this suggested edit, which I had rejected for being insubstantial. When I later looked at how others had reviewed the edit, I saw that the Community user apparently approved ...
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Do we need a canonical question on infected Android and iOS?

We have a canonical question on how to handle a PC and one for servers. Recent activity highlights that we also get questions about "possibly infected" Android and iOS. (More Android than iOS?). ...
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Are questions about lock security on-topic?

Back in 2011, there was a question on meta, asking if physical security questions are on-topic. The general tone of the answers seem to indicate that these questions are welcome. My question now is, ...
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Serial downvoter on security SE?

Today I flagged several comments on my old deleted question. ~2h later I got downvotes for several old, downvoted questions. Is this some sort of serial downvoter?
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search-operator to use in an advanced search that filters for a Q/A length equal to the specified amount of characters

I'm aware there are advanced search operators like isaccepted: looking for accepted answers in questions, answers: if the question has answers, and score: to look for post with a score of 1+. I also ...
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Can we deconfigure the [configuration] tag?

Currently, 137 questions are tagged configuration. No tag wiki, no usage guidance. The tag sort of begs the question - configuration of what? I think these questions ought to be tagged with that ...
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Are news article identification questions on-topic?

I have a news article I am really trying to recall. The story being a disgruntled employee modifies all email accounts to pass authentication regardless of the given password. While this relates to ...
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font - Arial to Georgia, reading with more comfortability

I don't know if its true, but i'm sure people would like it to read questions, answers and other main text that are in the Georgia font instead of the current Arial. What's the difference? As you ...
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Undelete an answer?

I didn't see Jonas' answer because it was deleted. But the link in the comments really helped me understand it better. Can someone undelete the answer? Or explain why it has to remain deleted? How ...
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Question deleted because of “product recommendations”. But this was the only way to answer the question

My question was closed because of "product recommendations". The suggestion is "describe your situation and the specific problem you're trying to solve". I described my problem I tried to solve, and ...
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Why there is not a PRNG or CSPRNG tag?

I just came across this question: Is getting 1-2 outputs from a CSPRNG to seed another CSPRNG less entropy than getting say 5000 outputs from a CSPRNG and using that to seed? I noticed that we do not ...
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How did this post got activity before it was posted?

A question on the main site by the title of "Has it been mathematically proven that antivirus can't detect all viruses?" seems to have gotten some activity even before being posted. According to the ...
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Obsolete [blackberry] tag → 🗑️

I would like to say that the blackberry is highly obsolete and pretty much dead, nobody longer use such smartphones.
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“You may only load 1 post body every second” - Why is this neccasary?

What is is the "You may only load 1 post body every second" message, this issue occurs in the tab votes ([stackexchange/users/userid/username?tab=votes])1 I searched for it and found https://math....
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How do we handle people that really want get our in endless discussions with them

Yeah and so on.. we all know that kind of situations How do we deal with this fact?
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Which question guidelines exist on security stackexchange?

It seems that one should avoid question about cyber security tools (Since it is very opinion based. But is it allowed to ask about how specific popular tools work?), no code reviews, obviously no ...
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Why put questions on hold instead of deletion, but delete answers?

I answered a question with no spam or offtopics. However, my answer got downvoted two times and then deleted. Why delete answers instead of keeping them downvoted, while “wrong” questions instead “...
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Should a question be marked as duplicate, even if the new one is better?

The question "Why can I log in to my Facebook account with a misspelled email/password?" was asked yesterday, and a very well-written answer gathered nearly 200 upvotes in about a day (I assume the ...
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Questions with the homomorphic-encryption tag are better suited for Crypto.SE

The questions with the homomorphic-encryption tag are often only tangentially related to the topics in the help center. The help center says that "using cryptography" is on topic, but the homomorphic ...
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Are low effort questions off topic?

Related meta: Why do people post questions on here they can easily google an answer for? Related help: https://security.stackexchange.com/help/dont-ask I saw an instance of a question being closed ...
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Are questions that might only be answerable by the respective companies or their customers off-topic?

Could any of these be asked on-topic & answerable? I would really like to know more about yet another vulnerability management challenge currently getting buried in the ever growing pile of issues ...
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Can I ask for a Solution Manual of an Information Security Textbook?

I am an M.Sc. student in Information Security/ CyberSecurity/ Cryptography. I want to ask for a very famous textbook's solution manual, is it okay? Also, I want to ask for recommendations for exam/...
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Should seizure inducing content be removed, or otherwise handled in a certain way?

So I just saw this edit in the review queue: https://security.stackexchange.com/review/suggested-edits/140434 The user wants to add a big warning and a bunch of scrolling distance to hide a flashing ...
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How to handle very niche tags?

If i come a cross a post that have a very niche, and probably new, but still relevant tag, how should I handle it? I mean for situation where we cant reasonably expect lots of questions in that ...
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Do we have a built-in merge functionality implemented to deduct possible duplicate questions?

I shouldn't expand this question too much, the title say enough. i noticed that questions which have been marked as a duplicate are still stand-alone questions, but have not been merged to the ...
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What does the “donut” tag stand for?

I once, not long ago saw the tag donut, floating on the right on my screen in the tags. What is that supposed to be?
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When will my BoA expire?

I'd recently post answers but i think i didn't fully understood or overlooked the question, however when will this ban expire? If you need 50rep to comment, and answering is not possible. BOA = BAN ...
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Updated “how to hash passwords” question

This seems to be the standard dupe target for "how do I hash passwords well" questions. It's a good dupe target, as they go; it's comprehensive, explains the reasoning behind the assertions, and ...
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Can a moderator delete answers from others on his own question?

This scenario: A moderator is asking a question like "How to detect a program in Windows 10, that uses Process Hollowing?", but if there are answers to his/her post is he/she able to delete ...
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Are there any Review audits?

Are there any Review audits like on Stack Overflow? I already did some reviews but never had an audit in First Posts or Late Answers, so I wanted to ask if here are also review audits in the different ...
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Escaped “tag” in comment no longer escaped after moved to chat

When typing [so] in a comment, it expands to "Stack Overflow" with a link. I used this in a citation, like [so], to abbreviate the citation. Luckily, you guys are great and allow it to be escaped (I ...

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