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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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“Framing not allowed” when re-opening closed tab in google chrome

Apparently framing is not allowed. I presume this means loading stackexchange in an iframe. However I recently started seeing that error message from stackexchange when I closed a security....
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Is this bordering on “helping you break the security of a system”?

This high-traffic question from two days ago, many comments and answers: How could a public DNS server return bad results? The question comes in two parts: How is the ISP achieving this? Are ...
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Should we transcribe screenshots of text?

In this question: How a public dns server could return wrong results A good Samaritan user @Michael lovingly transcribed out the screenshot of a terminal in a suggested edit. Certainly text in a ...
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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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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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Is banhammer the best way to handle link only answers?

I recently answered a question about a very specific piece of code the other day (PHP eval code sandbox break). Since I was on my mobile device I only posted a link rather than try to copy/format a ...
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Tamper data in Chrome question closed

Tamper data Chrome not working Could you please explain to me how a question about an extension, used for tampering data by many of security experts, is not related to a QA site on Information ...
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When is it appropriate to unprotect a question?

I have enough rep to protect and unprotect questions. Sometimes I come across a question that has been protected years ago, and I believe it should no longer be protected. In these cases, when should ...
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Is this joke answer really an answer?

This answer on the Bypass MAC address internet time filtering question seems to be a joke answer, half-answering the question using specific terminology (re: timing attack, side channel attack). ...
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Should I restrain from excessive using of headers in my answers?

Normally I use the "Smaller Subheader" formatting to make my paragraphs easier to read. To my opinion, it works like a summary and helps readers to get the main idea by a quick glance. This is how my ...
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Are mods have been assigned a specific job in moderating the site?

I am member of sec.se for about 8-9 months and since we have 3 mods schroeder , Rory Alosp and AviD . But what I observed generally is that schroeder is highly active on main site, Rory Alosp is ...
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How to identify if a question is a security / cryptography / reverse engineering question?

Sometimes I have doubts while asking question or answering question, if the question is really about information security. Especially when they seem as a cryptography or malware analysis, or computer ...
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Writeup: Meepwn CTF Quals 2018: starts 13 July 19:00 UTC — ends 15 July 2018, 19:00 UTC, lasts 48 hours

Let's participate in the Meepwn CTF Qualifier 2018! The CTF runs Fr, 13 July 2018, 19:00 UTC — Sun, 15 July 2018, 19:00 UTC. You can find additional details on the CTFtime event page. Links to ...
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Congratulations to our third 100k member of Sec.SE (first human member…)

Congratulations to Steffen Ullrich who has just passed 100k! Like the Great and Little Bears before him, this is no small feat! With over 2000 answers, one with 431 upvotes, and four with over 100 ...
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Can we get InfoSec Ex hoodies?

This has probably already been asked and I don't know how possible this is, but... Can we get InfoSec Ex hoodies? I know StackEx used to have a shop a long time ago and it closed due to the reasons ...
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Reputation cap and Process of applying cap

I've noticed there is a reputation cap of 200 per day max. Let's assume a question/answer gaining reputation more than 200 in a day, then believe the cap will limit the reputation to 200. And let's ...
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This looks like spam notice

I've written a long question, which included own research and my own conclusions so far. When posting, the site gives me an error: "This looks like spam". No description of why it looks like spam. ...
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Is this type of behaviour acceptable?

A question appeared on the site this afternoon which is explicitly off-topic for the site as per the scope. All that question would do is cause opinionated answers and comments filled to the brim with ...
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Banned from flagging with only 8 declined out of 227

I have just gotten the notice that I am banned from flagging. I have raised 227 flags and have only had 8 declined. In the last week, 3 of my flags have been declined. One I can understand the answer ...
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How did I manage to flag this question twice?

I flagged this question as primarily-opinion based however, it is now showing that I flagged it as a duplicate: along with the original flag. What is happening here?
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Upvoting answers on opinion-based questions?

TL;DR - Should answers to opinion-based questions be upvoted? Afternoon, I am a little concerned with the number of off-topic questions that slip through currently, obviously, this is a growing ...
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InfoSec Ex Badges

One thing I've wondered since I've started contributing here is - how come the badges (That being the bronze, silver & gold) don't feature the lion as per the official logo? I realise there ...
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Concern: Can users post any image or link while asking questions on site?

It's a serious concern that while asking questions anybody can post any link or image(may be malicious). What would happen if any user open that malicious link or image file? So my question is : Is ...
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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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Is it acceptable to ask for software recommendations?

I'm searching for an Online Password Manager to move all my passwords to, and I'd like to ask to the community their choices and preferences. Is it acceptable to ask for the "top" Password Managers, ...
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What to do if OP edits their question from a different account?

In the edit review queue, I sometimes encounter edits by someone who writes as if they were the OP, or even claim to be the OP, even though they are using a different account. The OP account is ...
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How should questions be handled that are part on-topic and part off-topic?

If I encounter a question in the Review Queue for Close Votes that is partly off-topic and partly on-topic, how should I proceed? Vote to close? Leave Open? Suggest edits to the author to make it on-...
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What caused this post to bump to the front page?

I was browsing the front page and this post showed up as "Modified 1 hour ago". I almost replied thinking it was an active post, but it's from 2016 and there doesn't seem to be anything new on it. ...
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Write-ups: DEF CON CTF 2018 qualifiers: starts 12 May 00:00 UTC, lasts 48 hours

Let's participate in the DEF CON CTF Qualifier 2018! The CTF runs Sat, 12 May 2018, 00:00 UTC — Mon, 14 May 2018, 00:00 UTC. You can find additional details on the CTFtime event page. Links to ...
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Writeups: PlaidCTF 2018 - Sat, 05 May 2018 at 04:00 UTC, lasts for 36 hours

Let's participate at PlaidCTF 2018! The CTF will begin on Sat, 05 May 2018 at 04:00 UTC, and end on Sun, 06 May 2018 at 16:00 UTC (that's 36 hours). PlaidCTF is a yearly CTF run by Plaid Parliament ...
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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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How to migrate to Ask Ubuntu?

There's a new question which is asking how to run sudo ./some-script.sh on Ubuntu. It's off-topic here, but Ask Ubuntu seems like a perfect fit. However, when I go to flag it for a close vote, I don'...
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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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Undeletion followed by lock — communication denied

I deleted this answer over a year ago, for reasons I do not remember. I assume it was due to some hostility in the comments, but I don't know anymore. (The comments had been moved to chat, and ...
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Should we recommend deletion of a low quality post if it has a comment suggesting how to improve it?

Sorry, I wasn't able to frame the question in a short and easy to understand format. I see that there are posts like this in the review queue. They are marked as low quality posts and have comments ...
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WPICTF 2018, Fri 13 April 2018 at 19:00 UTC, lasts 48 hours

Let's participate in WPICTF 2018. WPICTF is a Jeopardy-style CTF and lasts 48 hours. According to their website: The CTF should be "beginner friendly". Most challenges were made by WPI students, so ...
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Soften “how to ask” restrictions for CTF write-ups and allow them on main site

While I was writing this, it became to clear me, that I'm not even sure if CTF write-ups are off-topic or prohibited on the main site or if there was ever an agreement to post them here on Meta. If it'...
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Is this Q as fishy as it looks to me?

I am talking about Image upload vulnerability checking in php script How do we know that this is really OP`s server? Do we support such questions at all?
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What is our definition of an IT Professional?

I recently came across this answer: What should you do if you catch encryption ransomware mid-operation? And instantly had an issue with the choice of words: We are professionals and will help you ...
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What did happen to my suggested edit?

Yesterday, I saw a post containing BS words. So, I suggested an edit with these words removed and appropriate words used. Here is the link for that suggested edit. And here is the link of that post. ...
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Would questions about fictional encyption processes be on-topic here?

I was considering asking a question about designing an encryption process for a science fiction/alternative history piece that I'm working on, but I'm not too sure if it would belong here or on ...
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What is up with these answers? Are these all the same people?

A question was asked by a new user two hours ago asking if the strange SMS he received was evidence of the DoD attacking him (the message was of an IP address which is linked to the DoD, along with a ...
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Write-ups: SwampCTF 2018, Thu 29 March 2018 at 22:00 UTC, lasts 48 hours

Let's participate in SwampCTF 2018. SwampCTF is a Jeopardy-style CTF and lasts 48 hours. Challenges are from a range of categories like Cryptography, Forensics, Reverse Engineering, Binary ...
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Is it OK to ask about experiences where users were targeted?

I recently read about the distinction between generic vs targeted attacks, where generic attacks are ones where an attacker casts a wide net and makes a catch, while targeted attacks are those that ...
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Why was this post auto-flagged?

https://security.stackexchange.com/review/low-quality-posts/116392 It says it was flagged because of length and content, but I doubt that: the post has seven downvotes (fairly unusual here) and the ...
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Handling “how can I do [absurdly dangerous thing]” from someone missing a lot of background knowledge?

There's a question currently about doing something rather dangerous (running PHP code, though possibly trusted), and the asker appears to be missing a lot of background knowledge (e.g., referring to "...

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