I propose that should be replaced with and . The reason for this is that there are two common interpretations of the acronym OTP in security, one time passwords and one time pads.

  • I agree. Are all the q's in that tag currently referring to pads or passwords?
    – AviD Mod
    Jun 10, 2013 at 13:00
  • @AviD With the exception of: security.stackexchange.com/questions/36757/… it appears that all the questions are referring to passwords.
    – user10211
    Jun 10, 2013 at 13:02
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    Status: Completed.
    – AviD Mod
    Jun 10, 2013 at 15:05

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One-time pads:

One-time passwords:

Conclusion: 90% of the use of is about one-time passwords, so create the tags and and make a synonym of .

I've retagged the two pad questions. Let a mod please create and merge the synonym .

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    +1 Creating a synonym would be the right thing. Replacing/removing will not solve the problem because somebody will create it again
    – Shurmajee
    Jun 10, 2013 at 13:27

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