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Can we merge [session] and [session-management]?

I think AviD made the case very well a year ago as an answer to a now closed meta question: There are separate tags for session and session-management. This seems incredibly redundant, I cannot ...
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Want to give some suggestions to a user about professional education. What should I do?

A new user posted this question. While I agree with Matthew, in that this question is off-topic, I would like to add some references which can be useful for the OP. However, I don't think it would ...
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What does the state “disputed” means for a flag?

This may be a trivial question, but I cannot figure exactly what the status "disputed" means for a flag: "helpful" means that the flag as been considered as justified and useful for the community, "...
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Read Later Feature (with notes?)

Would it be worthwhile to create functionality similar to 'favorites' where you can 'star' any post (not just questions, but answers) and place this 'starred' post in a little bucket on your topbar (...
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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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Is there a tag for infoleaks?

I know there is a data-leakage tag, but that is not what I am looking for. I am wondering if there are any tags that encompass traditional information leakage in binary exploitation, for example ...
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Burninate the [comments] tag?

The comments tag has only been used once to ask a question about social networks comments for botnet C&C. I can't think of a reason why comments should have their own tag. Since comments are ...
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Would this question be too opinion based?

So I wanted to ask this fun question but i'm not sure if it would be too opinion based or maybe just not answerable. Lets say that some rogue nation, or alphabet government agency has a 0day they ...
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Can we ask about the safety of a script or executable?

I am searching for a vpn and came across this answer and this github site. I dont know whether the bash script FreeVPNconnect.sh is secure or not, that is whether it is a malicious script or not. Can ...
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Should the race-condition tag exist? Should this question have that tag?

I recently asked Is the action of accepting a pull request on Github vulnerable to race conditions?, and while composing the question I noticed that the race-condition tag hadn't been created yet (...
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Better forums for questions not appropriate for InfoSec StackExchange?

I realize this question may be outside terms of appropriate questions -- is somewhat subjective or non-specific -- however the purpose of the question is to point me (and others) to more appropriate ...
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Top new IT Security - Stack Exchange users for the week (email message)

Just a quick comment about this email message I received: in the email body (and in the email object) you talk about "new users", so I thought to find only newly-subscribed users in this chart, but ...
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Observation: SE CSS was changed, now the humor in my profile was exposed

By accident I discovered that the following text could be embedded with a dark font on a dark background in the user profile info page. Following the spirit of IT Sec I pasted the following message: ...
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Cross-Site-Scripting(XSS) attempt from OpenID stackechange?

Today I was trying to login into stackechange that I ecounter the following problem. My questions is, was someone trying to steal my session id? Do I have to worry about password of my email that was ...
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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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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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Would this question be a duplicate?

There are quite a few questions about http vs. https. I think the most similar to mine is Is HTTPS redirecting to HTTP a vulnerability? My question is: I visited a website where the login page was ...
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OP's name not a link in some places on the page

I was looking at this question, and noticed that the OP's name in the comments is inconsistent (the style of the name, not the name itself). OP has two comments on the top answer which are displayed ...
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What questions are on and off topic?

Yes, I presume this is probably a duplicate post, but I can't seem to find a list of on and off topic material here. I searched this meta looking, and found asking if their particular idea was on of ...
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Is it OK to edit multiple tag wikis, adding excerpts only?

I have been editing a lot of tag wikis lately. I have focused on writing short definitions for tags without a wiki. This is in general tags with few questions. Since this is a rather quick thing to do,...
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Question about privacy advice on different online service providers - is it too opinion based?

I have been trying not to upload photos to cloud service providers such as Amazon, Google or Apple in the past - primarily due to privacy concerns. However, keeping them accessible to the family is ...
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Stack Exchange Bug Bounty Program

What do you guys think about a Bug Bounty Program for the Stack Exchange sites? Instead of cash, rewards could be reputation points, and we could have a ranking and a hall of fame too. This would ...
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Upvoting answers on opinion-based questions?

TL;DR - Should answers to opinion-based questions be upvoted? Afternoon, I am a little concerned with the number of off-topic questions that slip through currently, obviously, this is a growing ...
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I need to clarify an answer from another post about an Audit

I got this answer to my previous question "Data stolen? What does this suspicious audit data mean?": BITS along with the TCP/IP network adapter detection and network data management protocol seem ...
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Where do I post a question on report design?

I currently do work in creating reports using a business intelligence system. For years I've known it's common to include the name of the user who ran the report in the report, possibly the footer. ...
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Canonical question: “is it safe to post ____ online?”

There have been quite a few questions in recent history in which people ask if it is safe to post the following things in publicly available places: Full Name, Date of Birth, Address, Email, Phone ...
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Is this question ok to ask here?

Question Is it possible to make an android device "blast" through a call(or what looks like an incoming call) ? description There is a whatsapp rumor spreading informing that if a call comes to ...
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Migrate a Question - Best Practice

I've been advised from others that a question that doesn't have any comments or answers shouldn't be migrated, even if it is clearly more appropriate for another site. I don't fully understand the ...
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Aren't questions about possible vulnerabilities (or undesireable features) of Android on topic?

In the android tag I'm seeing a wide variety of topics: How effective is a feature protecting data Why apps ask for more privileges they need What dangers represent a certain feature What dangers ...
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Can I gather community opinions of a specific information security practice?

Say I want to know "do people on security.SE report bad practices in their corporate information security to corporate IT". Does the question belong to the main site, meta or shouldn't be asked?
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I want to secure my personal information within a PDF, can I ask how on security.SE?

I have to hand in a CV/resume to a job I apply. Such a document leaks lots of information I only very reluctantly like to offer. Therefore I would like to ask advice how to secure the data, for ...
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Area 51 Security Review Proposal

Stack Overflow has Code Review. UX is about to have Design Review. So what do we need? Security Review. Someone needs to start a proposal to make such a site happen.

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