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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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What caused this post to bump to the front page?

I was browsing the front page and this post showed up as "Modified 1 hour ago". I almost replied thinking it was an active post, but it's from 2016 and there doesn't seem to be anything new on it. ...
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Undeletion followed by lock — communication denied

I deleted this answer over a year ago, for reasons I do not remember. I assume it was due to some hostility in the comments, but I don't know anymore. (The comments had been moved to chat, and ...
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Is this Q as fishy as it looks to me?

I am talking about Image upload vulnerability checking in php script How do we know that this is really OP`s server? Do we support such questions at all?
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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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Is there a way to upload a virus to find out what it does?

Is there anywhere on the stackexchange network we can upload a (new) virus to have it analyzed? I just received an extremely legitimate looking email which had a link to a .zip file which had ...
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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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Being repeatedly targeted and harassed with disputable/arbitrary deletions of answers by a specific moderator

There's a specific moderator who keeps following me around on this forum and unilaterally deleting my useful answers, writing them off as "rants" within minutes of posting with no consideration of the ...
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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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Where do all the oracle 11g Qs come from?

It seems like in the last weeks, a lot of low quality questions regarding Oracle 11g are popping up where most users asking them show scriptkiddie understanding of the matter at most. Here are some ...
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How to revive an old question

So let’s say I post a question and it doesn’t get answered, drifting into oblivion. Is there a way to pump some new life into it, or do I have to delete it and post it again?
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Can we use information gathering questions

I previously posted a question about lessons that could be learned from recent cyber attacks, the question was very popular and garnered a good discussion on the issues and preventative measures used ...
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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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Can this question be salvaged?

How do hacking rates compare between sites created with wordpress.com and those created with wordpress.org? I posted this question and very quickly achieved two downvotes, but with no hint of an ...
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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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Can I ask a high-level / overview question?

I'm wondering whether it would be OK to ask the following question on this site; whether I should modify it some way to make it better, before I ask it; and/or whether it would be better to ask this ...
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Is this question about doing damage on a system ethical and on-topic?

The following question understandably popped up in the Hot Network Questions: I have the ability to run arbitrary Python code on the 'apache' user. What damage can I do? To my surprise, however, it ...
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Why it is opinion based to ask for possible pitfalls of an concept?

I would like to know whats the evidence for this gotten closed? Should we fear spammbots that write constructive and helpful posts? I completly describe the concept which is intended to protect ...
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Relevant category for questions about the hardware

I'm newbie and I have a question regarding the hardware. The question is indirectly linked to security, but most of it relates hardware: about routers, wi-fi, wi-fi boosters, etc. Can you please tell ...
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Mention 2 names in one comment

Is it possible to mention 2 names in one comment? For example, I want to write same answer for two people. I tried to do through "," and ";" but it did not work.
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What is wrong with this legal question? Are legal questions on topic at all?

The question "Can I hack my website?" got closed with this close reason: This question does not appear to be about Information security within the scope defined in the help center. However the ...
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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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Would (parts of) this question be on-topic at security.se?

Over on Computer Science SE, we have a question about implementing an electronic signature system (signature in the sense of the scribble you put at the end of the letter): How can I implement a ...
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Is this question about allowing SSLv3 on topic?

I was looking at Need to access old forgotten router that only supports SSLv3 and while I am fine with having it on the site, I am wondering if it fits on this site. On the Topic help page it ...
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Is offering money for a penetration test allowed

Today this question popped up in the Tavern because it contained an e-mail address. 9-out-of-10 of those questions turn out to be spam or otherwise low-quality. As that question offers money I ...
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Why isn't this question closed as too broad?

I'm sorry for finger pointing, but this is the architype of a bad question showing no research whatsoever. Why isn't it closed as too broad? I just can't resist: list=`read "en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...
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The Facebook HSTS question is now out-of-date

This question popped back onto the main screen recently: Why did Facebook not use HSTS for a long time after it became available? Both the question and all answers are now incorrect, because ...
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Why was “At what point can you you implement crypto algorithms?” migrated to Crypto.SE?

Why was https://security.stackexchange.com/q/88834/at-what-point-can-you-you-implement-crypto-algorithms migrated to Cryptography Stack Exchange? From my perspective as a Security.SE user, this ...
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Why was my question about Hydra closed?

I just saw that one of my questions were put on hold (and downvoted without comment) as off-topic. My impression was that there are also pentesting issues discussed here. As such, my question is about ...
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I need help improving a question about an API deprecation affecting common browsers

This question was flagged and voted as off-topic. Since there were no answers, I simply deleted it. This prompted me to double-check what's on-topic for the site. Criteria according to 2 Be ...
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What's wrong with this question looking for an exploit?

Is there an exploit for python hash collision? Is it really unclear? I mean, there is a link to vulnerability description and a question IS THERE AN EXPLOIT FOR THIS????????!. How is it possible one ...
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Are questions about malicious scripts off-topic?

Here is my question: What does this malicious PHP script do? where I've asked about malicious PHP script which I've found on my hacked server and its method of action. In other words what harm it ...
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How does my answer not answer my own question?

I wrote this question, Can a signed downloaded file be securely verified if you only control the private key and the download/verification algorithm? Which boils down to "I am planning to have this ...
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I'd like to migrate my question to crypto.SE

Hi friendly moderators, I'd like to migrate my question to crypto.SE because I believe it would be a better fit there (even though it has an accepted answer). Unfortunately, I don't have enough super ...
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Why was this question migrated to SO?

So I happened to be browsing SO, and came across this question. As it deals more with abstract security principles and trust models than with a specific programming problem, it looked to me like a ...
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Why did my question migrate?

https://superuser.com/questions/726050/how-can-i-hide-iis-smtp-version-number Has been moved to SuperUser. It's been upvoted three times here (security) and afterwards moved to SU. Can anyone give ...
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Following up a Question

I was highly impressed by @TildalWave 's answer and so I wanted to follow up on @D3C4FF 's question and ask how physical cameras (CCTV/IP) can be disabled. My questions here are: 1 - Is following up ...
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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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Vote to close? Why doesn't this question follow the faq?

I recently asked: WPA2 audit tool It's been voted to close. Could someone suggest where my question goes outside the faq, and how to amend the question so as to spare it from closure? The question ...
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Question about rsync daemon ontopic?

I have a question about the security of the rsync daemon. I asked it at https://unix.stackexchange.com/questions/53884/rsync-server-daemon-security but it hasn't got much attention. Would this be on ...
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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 ...