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Tamper data in Chrome question closed

Tamper data Chrome not working Could you please explain to me how a question about an extension, used for tampering data by many of security experts, is not related to a QA site on Information ...
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Are all “Is this a phishing mail?” questions off topic or just a duplicate to this question?

The help center defines questions on phishing as on topic here and I personally would agree to that, if this follows the same logic as given by AviD here. Quote from AviD: If the question is based ...
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Is a question on how to evaluate anomalies in SOC reports on topic for this site?

I work in InfoSec as an IT auditor and have asked this question on The Workplace SE site some weeks back on how to evaluate anomalies in SOC 2 audit reports. Despite me editing it several times, I am ...
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Why is this question a bad one?

How difficult is it to determine whether an account got hacked or why do games allow account recovery while refusing to lift bans for hackers' deeds? Ppl want to close this question as off-topic. ...
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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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Question closed as off-topic without further discussion

About a week and a half ago I've posted a question on the Security Stack Exchange forum relative to the SMB1 protocol: SMB1 deactivation on OSX and Linux As a long-time user of StackExchange network ...
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What was off-topic about this question?

I'm a fairly new user of this site but I have been using other Stack Exchange sites for quite some time. Yesterday, I've answered a question that looked (and still looks) fine to me. However, it was ...
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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 “Detection for corruption in HTTP and FTP” question on-topic?

Is Detection for corruption in HTTP and FTP question on-topic at IT Security SE? I fail to see how this question falls under one of the categories described in the What topics can I ask about here. ...
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Are we a free malware analysis service?

Every so often we get questions about someone having found malware and wanting to know what it does. Essentially they are asking us to analyze the malware and tell them what it is. The latest one is ...
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How is this question not on topic?

The Question in Question Question was put on hold as perhaps being not on topic. I fail to see how asking for information about a (somewhat secretive) scheme that promises to (allegedly) solve all ...
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Book and course recommendations - sister sites to direct them to?

Inspired by this question. We get a lot of questions for the following patterns: I want to get into security / some sub-branch of security. What books or courses should I read / take? These get ...