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Questions tagged [tags]

For questions about tagging questions, creating and deleting tags and tag synonyms.

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Is there an “analouge” type of tag?

I just asked a question regarding old fashioned paper, ink and handwriting. I notice that there are many other questions on the site concerning "analogue" information security, such as involving ...
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What is the proper way to format a question asking for improvements for a security scenarios?

I asked a question on stack exchange meta recently for recommending a site for my question and they suggested Information security. Question link: Where to ask about improvements for a security ...
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Ambiguous [image] tag

The image tag is currently used for: the picture kind of images forensic images to 'image' a computer in the sense of writing a disk image to it And I'm surprised nobody referred to iso(-like) files ...
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Is there a tag for infoleaks?

I know there is a data-leakage tag, but that is not what I am looking for. I am wondering if there are any tags that encompass traditional information leakage in binary exploitation, for example ...
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New tag suggestion - OSINT

I find it curious that there aren't any tags for open source intelligence (OSINT) or even threat intelligence (TI). There do seem to be multiple questions that could make use of an OSINT tag, ...
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Should we have a canonical question tag?

I posted a canonical question and was wondering why there wasn't a tag for canonical questions? Shouldn't we have a tag for this? Right now the only way to know for sure that the question is intended ...
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What to do about the [fingerprint] tags?

We have a number of different concepts related to "fingerprints" on this site: Physical fingerprints, e.g. for use in biometric authentication. Fingerprinting software (and hardware?), i.e. trying to ...
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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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Limit the [owasp] and [owasp-top-ten] tags?

We have the following two tags: owasp, 142 questions owasp-top-ten, 57 questions Questions tagged with one or both of these falls in a number of categories: They are about OWASP products, e.g. Zap. ...
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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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Tags inquiry : [tag:known-vulnerabilities] and [tag:vulnerability]

I was wondering if there was a reason to keep known-vulnerabilities and vulnerability distinct. known-vulnerabilities A vulnerability which is known to the designers, implementers, or operators ...
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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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New tag request: Insecurity-Questions and Security-Questions

I propose that we have new tags for insecurity-questions with a synonym of security-questions to be used for questions about those annoying favorite-pet or mother-maiden-name kind of questions that ...
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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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We may all be paranoid - but for real reasons, not [advanced-delusionary-schizophrenia]

As a (not bad) joke, the following tags were added to the now deleted question at https://security.stackexchange.com/questions/172515/traffic-being-routed-to-uk-ministry-of-defense advanced-...
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Can we kill the [data-security] tag?

There is a data-security tag, with five questions: Data Security includes protecting data from unauthorized disclosure plus protecting the integrity of the data so it cannot be lost or altered ...
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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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Can we authoritatively merge [certificates] and [x.509]?

We have a tag certificates and a pair of tags x509 and x.509. The latter two should obviously be synonyms. What about certificates? In theory X.509 could be about side topics such as CSR or CRL, but ...
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Marry tags iso27000 and iso27001 - and possible future tags iso27002-27k-n - to iso2700x tag

Let's don't have a tag for every other ISO 27k standard. They are so much in the same ballpark topic-wise, that they deserve to be under the same tag. EDIT: I did a quick search on all questions ...
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What's the point of tags?

Yup, I mean exactly that: what purpose do tags serve? As a high-rep user, I spend a fair amount of time editing tags on questions, and I've recently started working towards the Research Assistant ...
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“Where does this hash comes from” / Member since today

So, I'm pretty sure we all have been trough one of most typical questions "Where does this hash comes from?" & Member since today Why is there so much interest in this? Can we have a tag called ...
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Do we need both a smartphone tag and a phone tag?

Do we need both a smartphone tag and a phone tag, and also a mobile tag and a cellular tag?
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Rename [safe-browsing] to [google-safe-browsing]?

The tag safe-browsing has the following excerpt: Safe Browsing is a service provided by Google that enables applications to check URLs against Google's constantly updated lists of suspected ...
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Do we do meta tags like [homework]?

Recently the tag homework was introduced on this question, with the following usage guidance: A question identified as a homework assignment. This sounds very much like a meta tag to me - it is ...
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Establish [bug-bounty] tag?

I noticed there is no tag for bug bounty programs. Does it make sense to establish a tag like [bug-bounty] that covers questions about vulnerability reward programs (like the one Google runs) and bug ...
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How should the [penetration-test] tag be used?

I see a lot of questions tagged with penetration-test that in my opinion has nothing to do with pen testing other than that the OP came up with the quesiton while doing a pen test. Some random ...
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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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Burninate [token]?

We had some great sucess with eliminating the pointless tag file recently. I would like to continue the quest to rid the world of bad tags by proposing a new candidate for burnination: token. It is ...
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Time to file [file] for burnination?

We have a tag named file, 30 questions, 1 follower, no tag wiki. I think the tag should be burninated (i.e. deleted), since it serves no purpose. It is both broad and vague at the same time. Aren't ...
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Would it be useful to invite tag wiki edit reviewers to check for possible copy-pastes?

I see that tag wiki edits simply copy-pasting definitions from the Internet are still being accepted while they shouldn't and simply typing the suggested definition on any search engine shows that it ...
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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 with new tags that should not be?

I visited the new tags page, and realized that there are lots of new tags that might not have a reason to exist or be better of as synonyms to an existing tag. (I could provide examples, but this ...
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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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Remove tags, add new ones

In relation to What security features should a smart TV have? I would recommend removing the smart and TV tags and replacing them with IoT and or IoT-Device
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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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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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When and how to create new tags

I often hesitate to create new tags, as I'm afraid that the tag will only be used in that one question. On the other hand, it is hard to tag some questions with the existing tags. Is it correct to ...
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Let's get rid of [scripting] manually

The scripting tag is a mess. It covers at least: Questions that are about the security of programs that happen to be written in an interpreted language, whether against: local threats (bash, ...
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Remove the `professional-education` tag

The professional education tag has largely been used to ask career related questions. 11 out of 15 questions on the first page of results tagged with professional education is closed. The remaining 4 ...
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The “history” tag needs a Wiki description and a possible cleaning

When reviewing an edit suggestion for the question Why do most browsers store browsing history by default? where someone wanted to remove the history tag from the question, I saw that there is ...
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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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“protection” and “secure” tags

What is the use of the protection and secure tags, are they useful? If yes, I think they deserve a Wiki description because I their usage do not seem obvious to me and they seem used for very various ...
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Let's be hard on [software] and soft on [hardware]

We have a tag software. If there's a common theme, it escapes me. I see questions about… well, anything related to software, including using software to protect assets, defeating software ...
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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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Should we remove the “documents” tag?

After a short discussion in the DMZ with @AviD, I started removing the office tag from posts. In the process, I came along the documents tag. This tag seems too broad and ambiguous to be useful. It is ...
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Tag suggestion: analog-hole

Its description could come from the Wikipedia: The analog hole (also known as the analog loophole) is a fundamental and inevitable vulnerability in copy protection schemes for noninteractive ...
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Are [deletion] and [destruction] synonyms?

Are deletion and destruction synonyms? Excerpt for destruction: Destruction of data or physical data storage media Excerpt for deletion: none I can't find a difference in how these tags are used;...