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Is this bordering on “helping you break the security of a system”?

This high-traffic question from two days ago, many comments and answers: How could a public DNS server return bad results? The question comes in two parts: How is the ISP achieving this? Are ...
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Recent surge in low quality Kali-questions / canonical answer?

Given that there are recently popping up a lot of questions exhibiting poor understanding of unix basics that seem to be about Kali Linux and then are about reading error messages of any arbitrary ...
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Is not having an answer publicly available a good reason to close a question?

I asked this question, which was put [on hold] with the following comment: I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because only the internal dev teams of these products can speak to their ...
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Can we use information gathering questions

I previously posted a question about lessons that could be learned from recent cyber attacks, the question was very popular and garnered a good discussion on the issues and preventative measures used ...
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Where should this question regarding the viability of new TLDs go?

I asked a question that was closed, migrated, then rejected. Suppose I were to purchase a new domain of .financial, hence my email would be chris@company.financial. Question What ...
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A question I asked that was closed as speculative / “primarily opinion based” has since definitely become non-speculative. What should I do?

In March of this year, Canonical and Microsoft announced that the then-next update to Windows 10 (the one we now know as the "Anniversary Edition" that dropped in July) would contain Ubuntu on Windows,...
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How is a question about dealing with a possibly compromised router or modem an “exact duplicate” of a question about a compromised server?

The closing of this question perplexes me. I understand that the question it is supposedly a duplicate of--How do I deal with a compromised server? --is basically the canonical question on here about ...
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What are product recommendations and should they sometimes be allowed?

One close reason is: Questions seeking product recommendations are off-topic as they become obsolete quickly. Instead, describe your situation and the specific problem you're trying to solve. It ...
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Do we close questions as duplicates based on answers?

I saw a new question yesterday which was closed as duplicate, because there is another similar but different question where one answer also answers the new question. The relevant part of the answer is ...
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Why it is opinion based to ask for possible pitfalls of an concept?

I would like to know whats the evidence for this gotten closed? Should we fear spammbots that write constructive and helpful posts? I completly describe the concept which is intended to protect ...
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What is wrong with this legal question? Are legal questions on topic at all?

The question "Can I hack my website?" got closed with this close reason: This question does not appear to be about Information security within the scope defined in the help center. However the ...
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Please help me improve a question which had mixed reviewer reactions

I'd like to learn how to proceed in a case where there is disagreement between reviewers about the quality of a question and where it's not clear (at least to me) how I could improve the post further. ...
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Are DRM related questions on-topic here?

Maybe it's just my impression, but I have the impression that DRM questions are quite tendentious on this site. Currently I am reviewing this question which is about how one could limit the number of ...
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Why is this question considered “Opinion based”?

My point here is not to go against the closing, it was a community decision, but to try to better understand since I have the impression to miss something in what I feel to be a possibly basic but ...
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Close reason: lacks basic research

When going through the close queue, the most common reason I vote to close a question is because it lacks basic research. Either it's something easily answered by a web search, or the poster appears ...
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Should the “product recommendations” standard closing text point to Software Recommendations SE?

This question requesting a "Free alternative to BitLocker" is a typical product recommendation and is as such out of topic here. The "product recommendation" closure standard text already points to a ...
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Why was my question about Hydra closed?

I just saw that one of my questions were put on hold (and downvoted without comment) as off-topic. My impression was that there are also pentesting issues discussed here. As such, my question is about ...
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I need help improving a question about an API deprecation affecting common browsers

This question was flagged and voted as off-topic. Since there were no answers, I simply deleted it. This prompted me to double-check what's on-topic for the site. Criteria according to 2 Be ...
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Are questions about malicious scripts off-topic?

Here is my question: What does this malicious PHP script do? where I've asked about malicious PHP script which I've found on my hacked server and its method of action. In other words what harm it ...
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Breaking a specific system and How to demonstrate an understanding of concepts involved

I recently noticed that a lot of questions asking for how can I exploit this specific code or filter get closed (but a lot of them also do not get closed) or marked as duplicates of the general topic ...
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wanting to know why a question is off topic

is this optional keyword redundant? That's my question. It looks about as on-topic as this question: ASN.1: ENUMERATED vs INTEGER The ASN.1: ENUMERATED vs INTEGER wasn't closed, however, so why was ...
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Custom Close Reasons (August 2013)

With the recent change to the Close system we have some more control over what some of our messages say. We are now allowed to craft our own custom close messages, up to 3. This question is intended ...
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Why does it appear that we have two close reasons pointing to SuperUser?

Are there any significant differences between the two of them? If there isn't, should one of the close reasons be removed to make it less confusing?
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Can this close reason be improved?

One of our custom off topic close reasons is the following: Questions asking us to break the security of a specific system for you are off-topic unless they demonstrate an understanding of the ...
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Vote to close? Why doesn't this question follow the faq?

I recently asked: WPA2 audit tool It's been voted to close. Could someone suggest where my question goes outside the faq, and how to amend the question so as to spare it from closure? The question ...
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Question about closing

My question here Hiding emails from Google was closed as not constructive. I am not sure that I understand why the question isn't constructive. I was trying to ask of the best simple way to hide ...
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Vote to Close Migrations

When voting to close I only see a single migration path as shown below: Shouldn't this include the Big 4 plus meta?