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Which question guidelines exist on security stackexchange?

It seems that one should avoid question about cyber security tools (Since it is very opinion based. But is it allowed to ask about how specific popular tools work?), no code reviews, obviously no ...
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Why put questions on hold instead of deletion, but delete answers?

I answered a question with no spam or offtopics. However, my answer got downvoted two times and then deleted. Why delete answers instead of keeping them downvoted, while “wrong” questions instead “...
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Should a question be marked as duplicate, even if the new one is better?

The question "Why can I log in to my Facebook account with a misspelled email/password?" was asked yesterday, and a very well-written answer gathered nearly 200 upvotes in about a day (I assume the ...
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Questions with the homomorphic-encryption tag are better suited for Crypto.SE

The questions with the homomorphic-encryption tag are often only tangentially related to the topics in the help center. The help center says that "using cryptography" is on topic, but the homomorphic ...
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Are low effort questions off topic?

Related meta: Why do people post questions on here they can easily google an answer for? Related help: https://security.stackexchange.com/help/dont-ask I saw an instance of a question being closed ...
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Are questions that might only be answerable by the respective companies or their customers off-topic?

Could any of these be asked on-topic & answerable? I would really like to know more about yet another vulnerability management challenge currently getting buried in the ever growing pile of issues ...
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Can I ask for a Solution Manual of an Information Security Textbook?

I am an M.Sc. student in Information Security/ CyberSecurity/ Cryptography. I want to ask for a very famous textbook's solution manual, is it okay? Also, I want to ask for recommendations for exam/...
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Should seizure inducing content be removed, or otherwise handled in a certain way?

So I just saw this edit in the review queue: https://security.stackexchange.com/review/suggested-edits/140434 The user wants to add a big warning and a bunch of scrolling distance to hide a flashing ...
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How to handle very niche tags?

If i come a cross a post that have a very niche, and probably new, but still relevant tag, how should I handle it? I mean for situation where we cant reasonably expect lots of questions in that ...
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Do we have a built-in merge functionality implemented to deduct possible duplicate questions?

I shouldn't expand this question too much, the title say enough. i noticed that questions which have been marked as a duplicate are still stand-alone questions, but have not been merged to the ...
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What does the “donut” tag stand for?

I once, not long ago saw the tag donut, floating on the right on my screen in the tags. What is that supposed to be?
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When will my BoA expire?

I'd recently post answers but i think i didn't fully understood or overlooked the question, however when will this ban expire? If you need 50rep to comment, and answering is not possible. BOA = BAN ...
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Updated “how to hash passwords” question

This seems to be the standard dupe target for "how do I hash passwords well" questions. It's a good dupe target, as they go; it's comprehensive, explains the reasoning behind the assertions, and ...
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Can a moderator delete answers from others on his own question?

This scenario: A moderator is asking a question like "How to detect a program in Windows 10, that uses Process Hollowing?", but if there are answers to his/her post is he/she able to delete ...
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Are there any Review audits?

Are there any Review audits like on Stack Overflow? I already did some reviews but never had an audit in First Posts or Late Answers, so I wanted to ask if here are also review audits in the different ...
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Escaped “tag” in comment no longer escaped after moved to chat

When typing [so] in a comment, it expands to "Stack Overflow" with a link. I used this in a citation, like [so], to abbreviate the citation. Luckily, you guys are great and allow it to be escaped (I ...
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Posting details about potential security issues

Inspired by this question, I wrote this comment: "I would like to know if this [bit of code I am posting on a publicly accessible SEO-optimized website as part of a high-visibility Hot Network ...
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Answers removed from question

This is regarding the following post: Content-Security-Policy hash of script OP states the following and then goes on to show examples. I've toyed with this for over an hour but still am unable ...
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Why is the question about e-mail spoofing closed?

How to Stop Email Spoofing [closed] is an interesting question, even when its formulated as a careless one-liner. But the question is valid, the asker did basic research (he mentions SPF) and the ...
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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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Is this user trolling?

I recently came across Cash-, who seemingly asked the same question regarding SQL Injection over and over again. Here are the links: SQLI Login Bypass Cheat-sheets Question '=' 'OR' ...
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Do I have -3823 rep change?

Currently my user page https://security.stackexchange.com/users/5133/curiousguy?tab=reputation contains: <a class="youarehere" href="/users/5133/curiousguy?tab=reputation" title=...
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Are questions on law enforcement surveillance techniques on-topic?

I have a “I would like others to explain ______ to me” type question which means I am 'probably OK' but wanted to check. A recent article mentioned suspects performing an action (leaving a phone on ...
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Is it acceptable to delete repost an answer to counter “runaway downvotes”?

A user posted an answer to a HNQ question which was quickly heavily downvoted. When it hit -7, the user deleted their answer then reposted it, resetting their downvotes, with only minimal changes. A ...
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VPN comparison - on topic?

I fear that this would be off-topic on the main site, so ask here for clarification. My IVPN subscription expires soon. I have been satisfied with the service and would normally just renew. However, ...
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Site Analytics privilege text outdated

There should be two tabs: history and google analytics, according to https://security.stackexchange.com/help/privileges/site-analytics Instead, I see history and traffic sources. The page title of ...
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Why was this migrated?

Why was this migrated? There are other PGP/GnuPG question in InformationSecurity.SE https://superuser.com/questions/1436140/verify-pgp-signature-on-fedora
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Is “Which tool can do X?” off-topic?

A general rule of thumb on many StackExchange sites is that "Product recommendations are off-topic". I agree with this stance, as there are so many ways a question like "What is the best ..." can go ...
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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 [duplicate]

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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