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How do we provide value to white and grey hats?

So it's something we're kicking around in chat for a while about a specific question, but I think it goes to the style of the site. We as a community are answering blackhat style questions. Do we ...
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Should white hats know methods that can be used by black hats to attack them?

In my opinion to be sure that protection mechanisms work, you should know what attacks can be performed against them. Only if you know techniques that can be used to attack you, you can be sure ...
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“Is (x) Secure” Question Anti-Pattern

A common problem that I see with questions is that they ask something like "Is (x) secure", which to me is an unanswerable question, the same way as asking "is the city north", it has no meaning in an ...
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What browser features are required to ask a question on security.stackexchange.com?

What is minimal set of browser features required to ask a question on security.stackexchange.com without a user account? Specifically, I use Pale Moon portable as an ephemeral browser (it has no ...
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Is it on topic to ask about specific attack events?

Is it considered on topic to ask about details about specific attack events or breaches? For instance, several Swedish newspapers were recently the target of a major DDOS attack, and I would like to ...
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Moderator believes hardening Chrome ciphers is not about “security”, not relevant here [post on hold]

Source post on hold: for reference The entire post was about hardening Chrome, referencing vulnerabilities, and offering solutions. He does not believe hardening chrome against the latest TLS_RSA, ...
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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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Is it a right place to ask about viruses?

I think my computer is infected into a new virus! Can i ask some question about treats of this virus? Microsoft Security Essentials can't find it!
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Why not Answering Questions from Homeworks?

I am really not trying to be funny or polemic, but I don't seem to understand why people are bothered with questions that are from users' homework. Fair enough that we would like to encourage people ...
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Question Scoping Preferences

Sometimes, when deciding what to ask, the issue of how broadly scoped a question should be is relevant. This would be especially true when regarding policy or standards development as the process can ...