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Questions tagged [tag-synonyms]

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Merge [checksum] and [hash]?

I propose that checksum be marked as a synonym of hash. Checksums are not always hashes, for example parity bits on network packets, but I think that for security purposes, people use "checksum" as a ...
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Spam, spam, [spammer] and [spam]

We currently have two tags for spam: spam, 316 questions spammer, 17 question While I understand the difference between the person who sends the spam and the spam itself, that is not a meaningful ...
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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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Are [ssl-interception] and [tls-intercept] the same thing?

The following tags looks like duplicates to me: ssl-interception (62 questions) SSL Interception is a technique that can be used to intercept SSL sessions in order to inspect the encrypted traffic....
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Rename [csrf] → [cross-site-request-forgery]

I would like to propose renaming the csrf tag to cross-site-request-forgery. a cross site request forgery attack causes a visitor of a malicious website to send a request to a legit website to ...
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Is [evil-twin] an evil twin of [rogue-ap]?

I suspect these two tags might be duplicates? rogue-ap: Three questions, all about "fake" copies of Wi-Fi access points. evil-twin: Seven questions, all about "fake" copies of Wi-Fi access points (...
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What to do about [tag:nfc] and [tag:near-field-communication]?

Currently we have two tags for NFC: nfc, 44 questions and no excerpt near-field-communication, 27 questions and this excerpt: NFC is a short-range wireless technology, typically requiring a ...
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Merging [burp] and [burpsuite]?

Aren't these two tags actually the same thing? burp, 57 questions, 9 followers: a popular platform for performing security testing of web applications. It can also be used by a malicious party to ...
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Can we merge [session] and [session-management]?

I think AviD made the case very well a year ago as an answer to a now closed meta question: There are separate tags for session and session-management. This seems incredibly redundant, I ...
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Merge [spider] and [spidering]

A few hours ago, a user created the tags spidering and spider. As far as I know, there is no alternative meaning of spider in the information security field (nor, for that matter, in IT). Shouldn't ...
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Are the tags [investigation] and [incident-analysis] synonyms?

These two tags seem to be quite similar to each other: incident-analysis: 10 questions, excerpt below. investigation: 15 questions, no excerpt. The process of gathering evidence and information ...
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What to do about the three cloud related tags?

There are currently three cloud related tags: Cloud computing Cloud storage Cloud Currently, cloud is a synonym of cloud computing, and have 186 questions. Cloud storage was just created and has ...
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How can I delete/vote down/flag an outright wrong tag synonym?

How can I delete an incorrect tag synonym, flag it, or vote it down? The tag synonym in question is "https -> tls", its incorrect because HTTPS is HTTP over TLS/SSL, and it's a bit wrong to mix ...
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Should we replace the “tpm” tag with “trusted-computing” tag?

Seems like the tpm tag isn't used a lot and is mostly always use along with trusted-computing tag. If someone use the tpm tag, implicitly, he's asking a question about trusted computing. Should we ...
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Is “USB-Drive” a synonym of “USB”?

Due to fundamental insecurity of usb, should we synonymize it with usb-drive and make the tag wiki the same for both?
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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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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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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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Tag synonym pentest --> Penetration-Test

We have 3 questions that use PenTest and likely more will follow. What do you think of creating a synonym for Pentest to automatically rename to Penetration-Test which seems to be the popular tag
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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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Should web-service tag be merged?

What is the meaning of the web-service tag? Should it be merged with, say, web-application? I know that sometimes some technical people use the phrase "Web service" to refer to a particular method ...
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Should xsrf be a synonym for csrf

Should xsrf be a synonym for csrf? OWASP treats it as such.
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DoS -> Denial of Service tag synonym

I propose that the dos and ddos tags are replaced with denial-of-service, and synonyms are set up appropriately. This provides absolute clarity, rather than an ambiguous acronym. The new tag should ...
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Should html-5 and html be synonyms?

While html-5 is not exactly html, as far as security they should probably be combined (I saw that some of the html-5 are probably just html).
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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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New tag and merging: law-and-regulation ?

Would you think having a law-and-regulation could be good? Law and regulation Excerpt: Security matters which relates to law, legal actions or regulation measures. Description: Use this tag for ...
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Tag synonym law -> legal but is the other way round

I tried to make law -> legal a tag synonym. But I got the error message that I need a score of 5, although I have that in both tags. Then I tested it the other way round, but there is no way to ...
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Tag Synonym Suggestion

This is not a big deal at all, but I'm a bit OCD, and I don't have the rep to do it myself. I suggest making browsers a synonym of web-browser.