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Are we allowed to post CVE numbers of reported issues?

A user posted a log entry: Concerning GET request in logs I found an associated CVE of the vulnerability trying to be exploited. Is it okay to post and/or link the CVE number for clarification?
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Should we be more strict about analysis of reports from vulnerability scanners?

The phenomenon We regularly get questions where OP has run a vulnerability scanner on an application and asks for help with interpretation of the results. Usually they quote part of the scanner's ...
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Why was this question about clients reading HTTPS parameters migrated to Super User?

The question "Can HTTPS prameters be seen by the PC client?" was migrated to Super User, and I struggle to see why. It seems like an obvious fit for this site, on the format "can ...
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What should we do about all the data destruction and recovery tags?

There are a lot of tags that seem fairly redundant. There are a number of posts (example) discussing data remanence and recovery which seem to be used more or less interchangeably: data-recovery data-...
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Is a question asking if old answers to same/similar question are still valid acceptable?

As technology evolves, answers to some questions might get outdated. Now, if I see a question which I know has outdated answers, I can either post a new answer, or ask a question which points out why ...
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Question closed for being off-topic

My question was closed for being off topic. The reason stated by the moderator was that "This is not a security issue. This is pure TCP/IP". I feel it is reasonable to consider my question ...
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Can we re-open this?

Can we act on this question? The question basically asks how to set up a firewall on Linux that blocks non VPN connections. Would a rewording of the question be useful in order to re-open it? Can we ...
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2020: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the past 12 months. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange network ...
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Would this question from the Workplace SE be on topic here?

Would this question from The WorkPlace SE about notification of OP's still active access to company data be on topic here? As access management and revocation of access for former employees is a ...
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I have been a victim, but of what? [closed]

A few days ago, an old shopping account of mine was "hacked". Or at least, an attacker managed to change its password. Now, I am wondering what was the purpose of this happening and whether ...
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What's your angle on [Angular]?

The name "Angular" is used to refer to Angular 2.0 and upwards, while the name "AngularJS" refers to the old 1.x version. We have had angularjs for some time, it has 32 questions. ...
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Are we to avoid listing specific apps / malware?

Are we supposed to avoid mentioning a specific piece of malware? In my latest question, I mentioned a specific piece of malware / app I encountered. The question does have broad applicability as well....
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Should I ask questions concerning tips on how to launch Penetration Testing company?

I am planning to launch a pen test company and several questions have arisen (e.g what NIST documents should I study, how to properly report vulnerabilities to clients and more). I would like to ask ...
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Where to ask this security-related question?

I read on How to ask a good question the following text: If you're still unsure if you should ask your question on Information Security Stack Exchange, feel free to ask in our chat or on our meta ...
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Can I ask on IS Stack Exchange about the correctness of answers on a different SE?

I asked the following question on WorldBuilding SE. How can invading aliens access the Internet to find out all about us? I now find that I am unqualified to judge the best answer. These range from &...
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Can we exclude some inclusion tags?

We have the following three tags: file-inclusion, 36 questions: A remote code execution attack where user input is used to build the path of code files to be executed, allowing an attacker to ...
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Proposal for Security operation center Stack (SOC.SE)

You can see the lack of having an SE for Security Operation Center, this is a big deal and can make a big opportunity for a Security specialist to follow their work and share their knowledge and ...
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Proposed update to help center to decrease quantity of off-topic/migrated questions

I have noticed over the years that we get a lot of questions that are not information security specific, and are subsequently closed or migrated to a better site. While the migration process isn't a ...
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Rewording “Whitelist” and “Blacklist” tags

Given the recent move away from the loaded meanings of "white" and "black", and that organisations are moving away from the terms "whitelist" and "blacklist", ...
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Can anyone look into wireshark logs and say if anything suspicious?

Is such type of question acceptable here? Idk, I am looking for anything like requests from LAN through my computer's vpn to anything unusual like torrent clients, games sites/servers various video ...
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Should the “breaking a specific system” close reason be retired?

There is a community rule for flagging questions here in SECSE: 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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Reopen process for https://security.stackexchange.com/questions/161829?

I edited (accepted) the question to bring it on-topic. I do not see a place to "vote to reopen". But since the question is closed, I edited the answer to provide a more accurate answer. My edit to ...
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Congratulations to Polynomial

Somehow @Polynomial managed to quietly get up to 120k without many folks noticing! 4th out of our 180,000 members, with nearly 1000 answers and 65 questions! Congratulations!
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Congratulations to Schroeder for hitting 100k

Congratulations to @Schroeder for hitting 100k! Our 5th 100k-er He not only manages to be the most active moderator on Sec.SE, but also has answered over 1500 questions Well done!
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Why was my question closed and where can I ask it?

Is dnyuz.com a Russian or Eastern European hacksite masquerading as a news site? It was quickly closed with the blurb "Unfortunately, we can't analyse the site for you or do a reputational deep dive."...
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Community Promotion Ads — 2020

2020 has come! But… oops, where did the time go? It’s already March! Belated as it is, it’s time for a refresh of Community Promotion Ads! What are Community Promotion Ads? Community Promotion Ads ...
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Why is this question off-topic?

I recently posted this question: How do recovery tools like Cellebrite work and can they recover data from phones which utilize Full Disk Encryption? Quite simply, I read through the Help Center and ...
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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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Soteri brute forcing tag edits

Exhibit A: https://security.stackexchange.com/review/suggested-edits/149427 Rejected by Schroeder because he thought it was not about MD5 specifically (I thought it was and approved, but I was also ...
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What is the point of company-specific tags and should we burninate them?

I recently saw that microsoft exists, and has 79 questions tagged as of this writing. Upon checking, apple, amazon and facebook exist as well. Facebook I can explain, since the company and the main ...
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Closure of “How to “unprotect” malicious workbook without knowing password”

I had some questions about why my post was closed and I thought I would come here for answers and clarification of site rules and closing criteria. My question,How to "unprotect" malicious ...
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Questions about Android Security are on-topic?

I see no common rule across Android questions on IS SE. For example my post about possible infection of Android device was considered off-topic, however this typical broad question post which gives ...
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Are opinion-based questions allowed on meta?

When a question related to security is opinion-based, can we ask it on meta? And can we ask opinion-based question on meta in general?
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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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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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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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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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