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Questions tagged [status-completed]

Indicates that the report has been resolved through the implementation of a feature or the fixing of a bug.

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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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Merge [polp] and [least-privilege]?

These two tags looks like duplicates to me: least-privilege: 3 questions, no wiki polp: 1 question, good wiki I think the general rule is to avoid abbreviations in tag names unless they are more ...
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Sprites not showing up any more

This may be related to Badge icons (especially gold) have a vertical offset considering it's about the sprites... But for some reason I am unable to see any of the sprites on both security.meta....
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Badge icons (especially gold) have a vertical offset

I noticed that the icons for users with gold + silver + bronze badges are offset vertically from each other. For example: It's difficult to tell if the silver and bronze badges are level (is silver ...
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Do we really need all the feeds in chat?

Machines are taking over the chat. That is, there are currently more posts by the feed bot than actual user activity. So, couldn't we drop the feeds that aren't security-related? We would also make ...
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“Digital Forensics” — on topic here, or create a separate site?

There is a proposal currently in evaluation to create a new site in the field of digital forensic science: Digital Forensics This appears to be a part of "Information Security" but we don't ...
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Information Security logo replaced by Server Fault logo

The Information Security logo has been replaced by the Server Fault one in all of the three top left drop down menus: The Server Fault logo seems to be the default blue box that is used for sites in ...
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Merge tags [vulnerability] and [vulnerabilities]?

vulnerability : 209 questions vulnerabilities : 43 questions and no tag wiki Merge hammer?
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Please help me improve a question which had mixed reviewer reactions

I'd like to learn how to proceed in a case where there is disagreement between reviewers about the quality of a question and where it's not clear (at least to me) how I could improve the post further. ...
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Please Blacklist the Secure tag

Similarly to the security tag mentioned here, The tag secure exists on the site. It should be an intrinsic tag (blacklisted, but treated as a site tag when evaluating incoming migrations). This is a ...
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response-splitting tag name is misspelt

As per https://security.stackexchange.com/review/suggested-edits/66101 This tag appears to be misspelled. One would expect 'response-splitting' with a double 't'. If this could be corrected ...
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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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Duplicated tags: should “deletion” and “securedelete” be merged?

Topics tagged deletion (46 questions) and securedelete (only 7 questions, some even having both tags...) seem to cover similar domains: how to delete disks, files, VM, DB entries, etc. Shouldn't ...
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The string describing the audience of this site begins with an uppercase letter

The tour page of this site asserts: Information Security Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for Information security professionals. In its second appearance here, the word "information" ...
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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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China tag has to go

china seems to be the only country tag. china-firewall would be more useful, but it seems that only one of the three question is referring to it. Such a categorization is just not useful. Can we ...
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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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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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“Question promotion” ads for Information Security are still using old logo

"Question promotion" ads, generated on the fly form popular questions list, are still using old logo, with "IT Security" caption. Screenshot from today:
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Hack the [hacking] tag?

What does hacking mean? Is it anything like black-hat? Or does it mean “I'm doing something clever”? Or “look how l33t i am”? There's no tag wiki, and the list of questions is a hodgepodge of “I ...
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Vote counts don't wrap properly in display of linked questions with votes >= 100

In the linked questions feed (for example, on this question), the vote counts don't wrap properly for certain questions. I'm using Chromium 33.0.1750.152 on Debian testing, and I also see this ...
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Synonym for backtrack

The live CD Backtrack was »renamed« to Kali Linux. There is a tag backtrack on the main site. I'd suggest to add a synonym kali for questions on Kali.
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Why no tag for Kali Linux?

I edited this question about Kali Linux. The OP asked that a tag for Kali Linux be created. This seemed reasonable to me, so I added that tag. My edit was approved, but the tag was removed by a ...
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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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Can the browser and web-browser tags be merged?

The questions tagged browser are all related to web-browser. There isn't a point in keeping the two seperate, especially since browsers is a synonym for web-browser.
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Should the OTP tag be made less ambiguous?

I propose that otp should be replaced with one-time-passwords and one-time-pads. The reason for this is that there are two common interpretations of the acronym OTP in security, one time passwords and ...
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We don't need the security tag

The tag security exists on the site. It should be an intrinsic tag (blacklisted, but treated as a site tag when evaluating incoming migrations). Please add to this the information-security tag too... ...
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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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Synonym request: CA -> certificate-authority

There are only two questions tagged ca, both referring to certificate-authority. Unless there is another important meaning of CA I suggest a synonym. The synonym has already been suggested, so please ...
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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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Well now, the election results page looks kinda ugly doesn't it?

I think I'll just leave this here for the overworked design team. (You guys get it because I was looking at your election page to see what the turnout was like :-) 🐈 We can has line break? 🐈
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2012 Community Moderator Election

The 2012 Community Moderator Election is now underway! Community moderator elections have three phases: Nomination phase Primary phase Election phase Most elections take between two and three weeks,...
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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 ...
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Blog: css broken

I have some serious overlap between the text and the sidebar when viewing the blog post here http://security.blogoverflow.com . My screen resolution is 1366x768.
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Is there any aspect of computer forensics that is off-topic for IT Security?

There is a proposed Stack Exchange site about Computer Forensics. Are there any questions there that would not be on-topic on IT Security? I'd say no, but I'd prefer to have confirmation (or ...
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Should the SSL and TLS tags be merged?

We have a three questions regarding TLS, and 100+ regarding SSL. Considering that SSL and TLS are the same thing, perhaps we should edit the wiki and have an alias for them. On a related note should ...
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Migrated question not linked to my account

This question was migrated to IT Security 2 days ago. Is there some way to associate my answer to it with the user ID I just created?
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Blog and syntax coloration

Today we released a blog article on a technical subject. It includes C code. I was wondering if this was possible to have some syntax coloration for those block of codes? In fact, we do have a ...
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Unreadable quote block/titles in the user profiles on security

The user profile is not readable when you use the ">" quote block. And also the titles are melted in the background. For a comparison we have this on meta:
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Do comments work on the Blog site?

I'm unable to post a comment to the blog site. I get an "Invalid Referrer" error where the captcha should be.
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Maintenance page still “Beta”

I've seen yesterday that our maintenance page is still the maintenance page of beta sites. Do we need materials to build one? or has it just been forgotten?
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Blog link at foot of security.se pages has incorrect address

At the foot of security.stackexchange.com there is a link marked (new) BLOG. Currently this links to blog.stackexchange.com, but I'm thinking it should be to security.blogoverflow.com or possibly just ...
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Newsletter and duplicated questions

While I was browsing the site, I noticed Subscribe to Newsletter button. When I clicked on "show example" (of newsletter) button window poped up and showed me what I guess is this week top questions. ...
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Rep graph overlay bug

Best expressed with a screenshot: The little popup - with date and daily rep - is displayed all on one line, blocking each other. Also, btw, horizontal scrollbar though not needed....
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Large gap between <li> and page margin on blog

So I have been drafting my blog post for a while and I decided it was time to preview it and... I found that <li> tags are indented quite a way. Is this by design? Or can it be fixed to be ...
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Long blog titles word-wrap on same line.

A problem with word-wrapping of blog titles exists, where long titles will wrap onto the same line, or only about a half-line lower. The below screenshot is from Firefox 5 on Windows XP Pro x86. The ...
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The links in the top bar have vanished

The Stackexchange link at the top left still remains, but I no longer see the Rory Alsop 10,020 2.6.42 | tools | chat | meta | faq This is true on both main and meta security. The top bar ...
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IT Security SE Logo Wallpaper

Just wanted to post here, to officially request something that was mentioned in chat: An IT Security StackExchange wallpaper. I think the main site's "banner logo" (including: lion, shield, ...
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Can we have a 'Blog' button on the front page to take visitors directly to the security blog

I think anything we can do to make it simpler for both newbies and experienced hands would be a useful addition.
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Promoting IT Security at the Black Hat Conference

Update: I'm flying to Vegas tomorrow for the conference. The briefings start on Wednesday Aug 3. I'll have security.SE t-shirts that I'll be giving away at the conference, and I'll do my best to tweet ...