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How to proceed with questions without an accepted answer?

I recently came across this question, which got bumped to the homepage, as it did not have an accepted answer. The provided answer was very good, yet was not accepted. Why this is the case is unclear,...
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Would this question be a duplicate?

There are quite a few questions about http vs. https. I think the most similar to mine is Is HTTPS redirecting to HTTP a vulnerability? My question is: I visited a website where the login page was ...
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Why the aggressive migration of comments to chat?

Post I'm referring to: What are the differences between credential stuffing and password spraying? I don't recall seeing mods move short discussions from answer comments to chat before. Usually this ...
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Flag wasn't helpful

I flagged the following post as spam since it wasn't a question at all. Secure file I hope Seems to be copy/paste of text on a Google webpage. Your account, your data. The Google data ...
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An edit shows a tag was both removed and added

In this edit of mine last January, it shows that the tag [dns-domain] was both removed and added. Is this a bug?
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Is “Is my PC infected?” off-topic?

I've seen several questions from people whom I'd generally not describe as "Information Security Professionals" which asked if their personal device is infected by malware. Are these questions ...
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How do I self close vote on my own question?

My this question is no longer in the scope since the service has become obsolete. So, I just found that someone has already voted to close the question as off-topic with good reason: I'm voting to ...
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Edit comment language

I recently stumbled upon this edit with the following comment 仕方が無い. Which google translate inform me transliterate to Shikata ga nai. While a descriptive comment for the edit performed (correcting ...
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Should we assume worst case scenario while writing answers?

Recently I answered a question where the password was sent to the users email in plain text. Technically this means the password is stored in two ways, Plain Text - which was sent to the user (the ...
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A moderator is harassing me. Someone please look at this

I have a question about my Information Security Stack Exchange post: What’s the best way to report an IP address from Romania? The mod that deleted my answer is mad at me because I told him he marked ...
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How is this off topic?

I have a question about my Information Security Stack Exchange post: USB Drive for Bad USB How is that post off topic? I asked about a device used for pen testing.
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What is the best practice for acronym usage in Questions/Answers/Comments?

Today a question mentioning CVE popped up. I would have assumed that what CVE stands for and what it actually is would be common knowledge on a Q&A-site focused on IT security (maybe I'm biased ...
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Moderator edit invalidated an answer

Feeling a bit hesitant rolling back an edit by a moderator, but on this question , this edit by a moderator invalidates this answer. My understanding across SE is that such edits are not okay (have ...
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Are questions about interacting with users on-topic

I was going to ask a question about how to get user buy-in to some security changes I'm making at work. I know what changes I want to make, how, and why, but I am looking for advice on how to show ...
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Is this a link-only answer which should be improved by adding most important link content into answer?

The question How to prevent users from executing commands through browser URL has an answer which IMO does not provide the answer to the question, because the "how-to" information what was asked is ...
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Why were only some of the comments on this question recently purged?

The comments on this question were recently purged - but only partially. Some of the subsequent comments devolved into Q&A, so I understand why some of them may have been purged. But others of ...
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Would the IS site be an appropriate place to ask for help in deciding between a Masters in Cyber Security vs a CISSP certification?

Before I posted, I wanted to make sure it would be acceptable? If not, is there a better site I could look for advice from the community?
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Moderator believes hardening Chrome ciphers is not about “security”, not relevant here [post on hold]

Source post on hold: for reference The entire post was about hardening Chrome, referencing vulnerabilities, and offering solutions. He does not believe hardening chrome against the latest TLS_RSA, ...
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Would this question be on-topic here?

There was a vulnerability in Tor Browser not long ago. After updates it was enabling javascript automatically without any warning whatsoever. I want to find out whether it was intentional or not. ...
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Community Promotion Ads — 2019

2019 is here! And with the new year, as usual, comes a new iteration of Community Promotion Ads! Let’s refresh these for the coming year :) What are Community Promotion Ads? Community Promotion Ads ...
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Why was this answer deleted?

Question: Hacked aiming xgirlfreind The answer was deleted by a moderator, but I do not understand why. It has some humour/sarcasm, but it does make an attempt at answering the question. I doubt the ...
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Is there an “analog” 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 "analog" information security, such as involving ...
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Which Open Source security tools are considered off-topic?

I asked a question about a specific feature (CIDR-Binding) of a security tool. It was a specific question with a specific answer about a security tool, which I was able to answer later by diving ...
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2018: a year in moderation

It's New Year's Day in Stack Exchange land... A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, ...
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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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Appeal of an edit rejection

This answer was edited in such a way that it removed the context for its comments. The original answer contained a political spiel. While political spiels do not belong in answers, and its removal ...
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How do we handle questions which imply danger to personal safety of the enquirer?

From time to time there are questions about "operational security" around like: Search for military installed backdoors on laptop Police forcing me to install Jingwang spyware app, how to minimize ...
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Is saying that someone is *probably* a troll acceptable?

In response to one of my answers, a user took one part of my answer, declared that my including that one part means that "your answer [is] all about this one weird quirk of this one" part and stated "...
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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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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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This answer was edited and should be undeleted. I cannot vote to undelete

The answer: https://security.stackexchange.com/a/23431/10863 The timeline as I understand it: The question is about Nmap and one of the original authors of Nmap answers. They copy the answer to ...
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What rep is required to edit / propose an edit on a question?

What is the required amount of reputation required to edit a question? I'm not referring to the 2,000 rep style of edit, I'm referring to the propose an edit feature where it has to be peer reviewed ...
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Can you help me rephrase my question?

Why can't we fix identity theft? Your moderator is rather argumentative and doesn't seem to want to help me fix the question. I can't ask the question in any more detail (because I don't ...
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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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Should we use archived links instead of direct links?

Background I recently came across an answer where an archived link (the one that point to the web archive) was used instead of the direct link. When I asked the user for the intention I got a reply ...
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Square CTF | 08 Nov. 2018, 19:00 UTC —14 Nov. 2018, 19:00 UTC

Let's participate in the Square CTF! Format: Jeopardy Duration: 6 days(!) Start: Thu, 2018-11-08 19:00 UTC (Other timezone) Finish: Mon, 2018-11-14 19:00 UTC (Other timezone) Official URL: http://...
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Is this question in scope: how to select a security firm/consultant

I'm toying with the idea of asking a question that isn't exactly technical: how does an IT specialist who is NOT an expert in security select a security company or consultant for, say, a pentest or a ...
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HITCON CTF 2018 | Sat, 20 Oct 02:00 — Mon, 22 Oct 02:00 UTC (48h)

Let's participate in the HITCON CTF 2018! Format: Jeopardy Duration: 48h Start: Sat, 2018-10-20 02:00 UTC (Other timezone) Finish: Mon, 2018-10-22 02:00 UTC (Other timezone) Official URL: https://ctf....
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Odd user activity - many small edits, bounties offered for a single other user's questions

I encountered a user with an anomalous activity pattern while going through the Suggested Edits queue, just now. It seems like they might be trying to game the system somehow. The suggested edit ...
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Editing misleading question, possibly against authors intention

Situation I recently spotted this question: Police forcing me to install Jingwang spyware app, how to minimize impact? In this post there is a good technical question, but it also provides ...
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Write-ups: Hackover CTF 2018 | Fri, 05 Oct, 20:00 UTC — Sun, 07 Oct, 10:00 UTC (38h)

Let's participate in the Hackover CTF 2018! Hackover is a Jeopardy-style CTF and lasts 38 hours with ~100 participating teams announced. It's organized by the Hamburg CCC chapter in the context of ...
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What does '101' reputation (on many sites) means in profiles of some high rep users?

Let me explain a bit what I am trying to ask. So I am giving links of profiles of two high rep users. For example, two of our mods. schroeder's profile He is member of 22 sites but as you can see, ...
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Moderator deleted my answer without good reason

@AndrolGenhald suggested I ask this here. My answer here was deleted for the reason that "this is covered by other answers". First of all, its obviously not a duplicate answer, but it also contains ...
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Information Security's updated site theme is live!

UPDATE - We've pushed this live for everyone now. Thanks to those who took the time to give feedback. Please do know, being live doesn't mean we can't address further changes for you! Write an answer ...
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Enabling the citation feature on Stack Exchange postings

Similar to this discussion on math.SE and this discussion on cs.SE, I would like to suggest to turn on the citation feature. Interface Please note the "cite" link in the bottom right: which gives:
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I want to start bounty for a question [closed]

I asked the following question Does removing a GUI from a server make it less vulnerable? But I don't get enough reputation as I expected, once I start a bounty and I did get a reputation as I paid, ...
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Questions are no longer being accepted

Right now Information Security is no longer accepting questions from my account. Is there a way to override this or am I screwed?
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Write-ups: Teaser Dragon CTF 2018: Sa, 29 Sept. 2018, 12:00 UTC — So, 30 Sept. 2018, 12:00 UTC, lasts 24 hours

Let's participate in the Dragon CTF 2018 Teaser! The CTF runs Sa, 29 Sept. 2018, 12:00 UTC — So, 30 Sept. 2018, 12:00 UTC. You can find additional details on the CTFtime event page. Links to ...
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It is possible to create an MQTT tag?

It is possible to create the MQTT tag? There are some questions about MQTT but not a tag... Description from stackoverflow tag: MQTT - a light on the wire protocol for publish/subscribe. Clients ...
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Answers with the potential to cause harm

The scenario: A dangerously incorrect answer contains advice that has the potential to cause harm. The danger is missed, misunderstood or underestimated by some members and the answer receives some ...

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