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Which question guidelines exist on security stackexchange?

It seems that one should avoid question about cyber security tools (Since it is very opinion based. But is it allowed to ask about how specific popular tools work?), no code reviews, obviously no ...
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Can we redirect all pattern- or trick- based password selection policies to the same wakeup call post?

It seems like there will be no end of Can I use this dumb trick to generate my password? questions. They basically all suffer from the same wrong approach, that ignores Kerckhoffs' Principle, refuses ...
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Is it ok to ask the same question here and in another Stack Excange site, such as Stack Overflow?

So, yeah, is that OK, or if not how do I make sure people from both communities get to see it?
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Too aggressive with “off-topic” comments?

The question: Authenticating a user via SMS elicited a very interesting comment from the OP after a very new user (<20 days) suggested the question was off-topic. I don't mean to kick a hornet's ...
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If a user (me) has a fundamental misunderstanding, shouldn't it be corrected?

I had a fundamental misunderstanding of what an IP was. Instead of putting it on hold, shouldn't an answer be posted describing my misunderstanding, correcting it, and then answer the question? Or are ...
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Can I ask this question about Cyber Weapons?

I was going through this recent Washington Post article on Cyber Weapons. Can anyone please explain: (1) What are the various Types of Cyber Weapons that are currently available? (2) How are these ...
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Why do people post questions on here they can easily google an answer for?

I'm honestly being serious. It's just not on this forum either. Why do people put in the time and effort to post a question they can simply google the answer for? Posting their question on a forum ...
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Are the wrong questions and answers getting too many upvotes?

On the Tour page for Security.SE it states: Information Security Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for Information security professionals. However, when I see questions like this Does ...
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Questions relating to use of hacking tools described in a non-hacking scenario

So there's a couple of questions over on the main site that have either been closed or have multiple close votes that essentially (to me) talk about using "offensive" security techniques (as opposed ...
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Are questions about security courses on topic?

I have been looking for a sort of CBT that covers the web development with a 'hacking'/security focus by addressing a methodology along the lines of: a) covering aspects of web development; and b) ...
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Is it safe to use _______?

I have to fight a strong urge to VTC any question that shows up in this format on Sec.SE. Am I doing the community a favor by showing this superhuman amount of restraint, or are these questions a ...
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Critique my question about configuration for /dev/urandom

This is about the following question: What do I need to configure, to make sure my software uses /dev/urandom? Please critique the question. If you believe it has violated any rules, please cite the ...