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Canonical answer for "Why not authenticate with the user sending an SMS?" should have its duplicate tags swapped

There are a number of questions on this site asking essentially the same question: Why do 2FA apps send an SMS to the user rather than have the user send an SMS to the server? here are some ...
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How did I manage to flag this question twice?

I flagged this question as primarily-opinion based however, it is now showing that I flagged it as a duplicate: along with the original flag. What is happening here?
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How could we make it easier to find common questions and duplicate targets?

Like any SE site, we have typical recurring questions ("What's a secure password pattern?", "What can my employer see if I use HTTPS?", etc.). But sometimes it's hard to discover the right duplicate ...
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Can I create a new question about recommended password length?

I was looking for a question on recommended password length for a typical usage case for users. Say, a good password length that would guard against realistic threats, like a password cracker with an ...
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Are closed questions valid Duplicate Targets?

When voting to close as duplicate, should I consider closed questions?
Mindwin Remember Monica's user avatar
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Duplicate question with different focus

My question would be similiar/equal to How to secure an open wifi access point I do understand that an insecure public hotspot is exactly that, insecure (at least from the user perspective). ...
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Do we only rely on community member's memories to identify duplicates?

I have a habit of reviewing the latest posts at least once a day. Sometimes I realize that I have seen a particular question before and am able to mark it as a duplicate. Sometimes I check the SE if ...
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What should we do if a question has an answer on some other SE?

So there is this question which already has an answer on StackOverflow. I can't mark it as a duplicate because the other question is not on information security SE. At the same time, I don't see a ...
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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 ...
mostlyinformed's user avatar
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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 ...
Christian Strempfer's user avatar
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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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What is the appropriate action to take when a user copies-and-pastes an old answer as a new one to a different question?

Today I ran into this nearly 700-word answer and remembered it as being a duplicate of this answer by the same user. This type of duplication doesn't seem to be helpful and may sometimes be ...
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A duplicate of question is on other SE site

I have tried to flag a question as duplicate, because it has already an answer, but on other StackExchage site. However, the flag dialog showed error because this answer is not on here on security. ...
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Do people get points for marking things duplicate?

I've always wondered how clearly non-duplicate, yet related questions get marked as duplicate. If someone asks what is the difference between X and Y, its different than asking what is the question ...
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Duplicate where the new question has better answers than the old

This newly-asked question is clearly a duplicate of this older one, but I think it's got better answers. What's the correct way of dealing with this?
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A dupe, but not really a dupe. We need a better auto comment

Our current auto comment for is network-wide standard Possible duplicate of... However, I've witnessed many cases where the question itself is clearly not a duplicate, but it's already well ...
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What happens to duplicate questions?

This is most likely a duplicate itself, but I could not find the answer... What happens to questions marked as duplicate? Do they stay up, live and searchable to all with just the link to the ...
Matthew Peters's user avatar
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Partially on-topic questions with dupes on more suitable sites

A recent question on data recovery raised an interesting problem. The question is on-topic in the sense of it being about forensics, but the actual question essentially boils down to "how do I recover ...
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