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Do we need a canonical ransomware question?

Do we need a canonical question about how to deal with ransomware, so that questions like this could be marked as a duplicate instead of closed as off topic? An answer could consist of something ...
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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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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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Canonical question for "where should I store my server side secrets"?

There are lots of questions about where/how to store encryption keyes, peppers, authentication tokens and what not on a server. They usually get half hearted answers or get closed as duplicate of some ...
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Would a canonical "Can X see my data over Wi-Fi/Work Internet?" question be helpful?

I have noticed a lot of questions in this format being tossed around: Can my employer see what I'm doing over Wi-Fi/Work Internet Connection? Just searching for "Can my employer" on the Security ...
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Do we need a canonical question as dupe target for "Help! My computer has a virus!" questions?

Every now and then there pops up a question that boils down to something like this: Help! I think my Windows home PC has a virus! How do I get rid of it? Usually the person who asks the question ...
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