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Can we rename the DMZ to “The Honeypot”?

I know it's a silly request, but I just feel like name would fit the theme of Information Security better. It was also inspired by this rather funny question, where somebody wanted to create a ...
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Should Law.SE be an automatic migration destination?

I've seen plenty of questions now that ask "Is it legal if...", or similar. I feel as if it would be valuable if Law.SE could be selected as a migration target, similarly to how Crypto.SE can be ...
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font - Arial to Georgia, reading with more comfortability

I don't know if its true, but i'm sure people would like it to read questions, answers and other main text that are in the Georgia font instead of the current Arial. What's the difference? As you ...
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Why there is not a PRNG or CSPRNG tag?

I just came across this question: Is getting 1-2 outputs from a CSPRNG to seed another CSPRNG less entropy than getting say 5000 outputs from a CSPRNG and using that to seed? I noticed that we do not ...
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Obsolete [blackberry] tag → 🗑️

I would like to say that the blackberry is highly obsolete and pretty much dead, nobody longer use such smartphones.
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Do we have a built-in merge functionality implemented to deduct possible duplicate questions?

I shouldn't expand this question too much, the title say enough. i noticed that questions which have been marked as a duplicate are still stand-alone questions, but have not been merged to the ...
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Enabling the citation feature on Stack Exchange postings

Similar to this discussion on math.SE and this discussion on cs.SE, I would like to suggest to turn on the citation feature. Interface Please note the "cite" link in the bottom right: which gives:
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Sec.SE is difficult to navigate with SVG disabled

I use Tor for browsing the internet. Tor comes with a Firefox-based browser specifically designed to enhance security and anonymity. One of its features is the security slider, which has three presets ...
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Re-opening the MathML Latex discussion

In August 2012, @Polynomial asked if we could get the MathML plugin enabled on this site. It allows the use of latex style markdown in questions, answers, and comments. Admittedly we have very few ...
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Why don't links made to questions from meta show up for meta users at the actual question?

I've noticed that often meta questions refer to specific questions and include links to them, asking 'is this question/answer junk?' for one reason or another. Wouldn't it make things easier if the ...
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Why not have a resource sharing section?

Why not have a resource sharing section? For example: The other day I read a really good paper on weaknesses in SSL/TLS and in the Certificate Authority/Browser infrastructure, and I'd think it be ...
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Re-posting an unanswered question

I recently had a question that needed answering. I did come across a similar question, but it did not have any answers. I ended up posting my own question. Is there a way to re-post an unanswered ...
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smart tagging feature for discussion topics

Is there a way to implement smart tagging that detects the relevant tags from keywords in the discussion or title?
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Would it be useful to invite tag wiki edit reviewers to check for possible copy-pastes?

I see that tag wiki edits simply copy-pasting definitions from the Internet are still being accepted while they shouldn't and simply typing the suggested definition on any search engine shows that it ...
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Add a WATCH option to questions so that any new answer will be notified

Adding a WATCH option( a button) would be very helpful. If some new answer is posted for the question or some answer is accepted, whoever watching that question will get notification in INBOX on Left ...
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Is a Retina JPEG image of a CC-BY-2.0 bear's arms prohibited as a community ad on security?

People seem to be downvoting the following bear's arms crypto community ad: https://security.meta.stackexchange.com/a/2096/16831 Here's the ad, which is exactly 220x250, with Retina support: The ...
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Should a Software Security site be created?

In this discussion I got the comment: "Trying to understand virus code is beyond the scope of the site. At this point, I do not think there is a SE site that handles this type of question." Would it ...
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Migration path to crypto.se

Crypto.se is graduating. Does that mean we can finally add an official "vote-to-close" option for our fourth-most-popular migration target?
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Let's welcome discussion without interfering with Q&A culture

Upon posting a discussion question which I'm sure is of interest to a significant portion of the community and googlers alike I was told to re-read the guidelines for questions etc. There was a ...
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Why can not I cancel a wrong review? [duplicate]

Today, while busy with something else, I voted to close a question of a new member. Two or 3 minutes later, I landed on the same question and I regretted my review because it was rather in-topic ...
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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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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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Pending review count in the status bar

In the status bar at the top of the site there is already notifications with counters regarding recent inbox messages, recent achievements, current reputation and current badges. However, I was still ...
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Migration flag is limited to a very short SE sites list, why?

When flagging a question for migration, only a very short list (dare I say even a tiny list seeing all the wasted white space around it) of other StackExchange sites is proposed (namely Meta, ...
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Will Security SE upgrade to the latest SE profile dashboard?

Stack Overflow recently migrated to a new profile dashboard. Are Security SE admins planning to upgrade as well?
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Potentially harmful links

On this answer on out meta, Hendrik said we should make malicious sites link not clickable and add a warning. I totally agree with that. So my question is multi-part: Do we have a canonical way of ...
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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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Should the Security Stack Exchange tour page list best security tool questions as bad questions?

If the consensus really is that security tool questions do not belong here, should the tour site be updated to list these questions (e.g. what tool should I use to perform security task x?) as an ...
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Merge [gpg] and [gnupg]

Unless there is a second definition for the abbreviation GPG that I'm not aware of, I believe the tags gpg and gnupg should be merged as identical (and have one be a synonym of the other, I would ...
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Review Lock on Review Tasks

I recently noticed that I could now review posts and do some basic review tasks. In regards to the 'first posts' and 'late posts' in particular, I feel that if the reviewer(s) did their job adequately,...
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Why do people keep putting “+1 for … ” in the comments?

It seems more and more people are spamming the comment area with a "+1 for [what you just said that I agree with]" Is this proper form? If not, could we add an explicit description of not to do ...
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Recommanded method of exchange with private information

When analyzing network or security problems we are often pushed to ask details about the original problem which are more or less private. As a practical example, this question on Ask Different VMWARE ...
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Would it make sense to have a curated list of canonical questions?

We've had some discussion recently about the quality of the questions asked on the site, and one point that has been raised is that many simplistic questions are asked repeatedly, generating a large ...
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Sorting Unanswered Questions by Date

On Stackowerflow it is possible to sort unanswered questions by date. Is it possible to do this here on security.stackexchange.com as well? I cannot find it, but maybe I'm overlooking something? If ...
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Should experience sharing questions/discussions be allowed or do we need another community for it?

I'm a 22 year old software engineering currently pursuing higher education and a future career in information security. from what I have found on user profiles and on comments, there are many people ...
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Downvotes, but no idea why!

alright, heres one thing which really bothers me so much, i'd like to throw with thing: Downvotes, without visible reason. i mean, everyone downvotes a bad awnser or question, sure. isnt it a ...
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Connecting to Security with a different password than the rest of Stack

I’ll use in this week Security in different computers. This computers aren’t mine so I don’t know if they contain or not a keylogger. Then I whant to log in with a different password than others sites ...
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Should we update Twitter feed when a bounty is started

Bounties are started when a question has not received enough attention. Then why not updating the Twitter feed when a question is offered a bounty ? It could contain a #bounty hashtag to draw more ...
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How to enforce the use of HTTPS on Information Security

Is there any option or preferences to enforce the use of HTTPS that is now available for Information Security (not the meta version yet) ? I would found it useful instead of using an extension of my ...
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Can we have an anti-“getting started” close reason?

"Getting started" questions like this one (and these and these and these) are off topic. Can we get a close reason for them? I seem to see them quite often. Something along the lines of Questions ...
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Should twitter hashtags be added to questions that are promoted to Twitter? [duplicate]

I think questions would get better visibility if hashtags were added to questions; and to accommodate the longer URL, a tiny URL should be used. Are there thoughts about adding a pre-tweet review ...
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Let's change our site's name to Information Security, or just Security

I'm aware of the related questions, but in this post I'm not looking for a discussion, I'm looking to get this done. It's clear from our discussions on the DMZ over many months that the general ...
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Vote to close migrate to Crypto.Se?

I've noticed a lot of crypto questions getting VTC'd because of being offtopic here, but there isn't an option to say 'This question belongs on crypto.stackexchange.com' and they don't really belong ...
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Including tag-wiki and tag-wiki guidelines in FAQ?

I suggest that tag-wikis and guidelines for writing great tag wikis should be included in the FAQ for all the users to see.I am aware that the link to this blog post is provided on the edit-tag-wiki ...
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Badge progress trackers

I think it'd be cool to be able to go to https://security.stackexchange.com/badges/ then click on one of the badges like https://security.stackexchange.com/badges/58/sportsmanship and see what ...
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About Me section looks ugly

At first: I really like the site design. It's modern and fits the purpose of the site. I just have one minor question: what do you think of the About Me section on a user's profile page? In my ...
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Hammer delete revisions that contain PII data

Well intentioned, but naïve users have posted Personally Identifying Information (PII) data in various questions in this site. Oftentimes an ethical Sec.SE user will edit the post and obfuscate the ...
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Can we finally sort out our migration sites?

We had a proposed list of migration sites a few months back, but nothing ever came of it. The community has matured enough now that we're having to do migrates daily, and it's (probably) becoming ...
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Do not automatically expire single-use tags

There is an automatic job that deletes single-use tags after 6 months. No attempt is made at determining whether the tags are good and should remain, or whether the tags are a variant name of another ...
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Easter Egg: Can we onebox Tumblr in our chatroom?

Security Reactions is a picture blog that has become very popular in the sec.se community lately, it basically consists of a caption denoting a very common scenario for security professionals, and a ...