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Why is “citizenfour” a tag?

I understand that people might reference the movie in a question. But shouldn't the tags for that question be related to the security technology/technique they're asking about, and not which movie it ...
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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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The great 2015 tag cleaning [closed]

With every passing year and our growing popularity, we see lot of new questions. This is a good thing :) Due to the nature of question tagging, we are generating lots of new tags every week. It's not ...
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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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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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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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The ununiqueness of UUID and GUID

I recently created the tag uuid because I thought it was missing. Then I discovered the guid tag. How to deal with these two? They are sort of the same thing (at least they have the same Wikipedia ...
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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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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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What to do about crime tag?

crime now has two different meanings: illegal activity and SSL vulnerability. Therefore I propose to leave this tag for SSL vulnerability and retag criminal questioons wiith blackhat. What do you ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Should we remove the security-effectiveness tag?

The security-effectiveness has been used 9 times, and as far as I can tell, adds no value. Every question is arguably in some way about security-effectiveness or the lack thereof. It is my ...
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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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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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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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What to do with the tag MAC

The tag:mac seems to be used in many different contexts in ITSec MacOSX MAC Address (networking) Message authentication code (MAC) [including HMAC, CMAC, and other constructions] Since this has an ...
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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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What is the point of company-specific tags and should we burninate them?

I recently saw that microsoft exists, and has 79 questions tagged as of this writing. Upon checking, apple, amazon and facebook exist as well. Facebook I can explain, since the company and the main ...
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Usefulness of an “Information” tag usage on Information Security SE?

We are on Information Security SE, and I just saw a post showing this strange information tag. When looking at the other 28 posts having this tag, they are dealing with various subjects as viruses, ...
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Tag for two-factor authentication

A tag for it was created today: https://security.stackexchange.com/posts/34355/revisions I find 2fa not very clear. It's that it was in the question's title or I wouldn't have understood at first. ...
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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;...
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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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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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“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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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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Confusion around the “domain” tag

Currently on Security.SE the domain tag is being widely used as a synonym for both dns and active-directory. Is there someway this can be cleaned up, or clarified? Alternately, am I making much ...
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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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Request to rename [macosx] → [macos]

The current name of Apple's desktop operating system is macOS. On this site, the tag macosx is used to refer to that ("Mac OS X" was the original name of the operating system"). But other Stack ...
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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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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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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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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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Can we exclude some inclusion tags?

We have the following three tags: file-inclusion, 36 questions: A remote code execution attack where user input is used to build the path of code files to be executed, allowing an attacker to ...
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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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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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Will there be a problem with the [ios] tag?

So people are already using [ios] to talk about the iPhone/iPad operating system, which makes sense. However, as this is a security site, I imagine some people will want to talk about IOS, the Cisco ...
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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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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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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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How to report a tag?

I just saw a tag named malicous it is definitely misspelled and even if the spelling is corrected it doesn't look like a good tag to me. I was wondering if there is a report tag mechanism or may be ...
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Do we need the [bypass] tag?

A few days ago, the tag bypass was created. Is this a tag we actually need or can I kill it? My philosophy on tags is that they need to be at least a little specific. Every security question is in ...
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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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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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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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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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Should we have a security by obscurity tag?

I was thinking of retagging a few questions (mainly adding tags) for security by obscurity (example) We already have Security Theater, (or in the UK Security Theatre?), what do you think of this tag?