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Is trying to understand spammer behavior on topic?

I would like to ask a question "Why would spammers make fake accounts?", asking why spammers appear to be dedicated to making accounts on a site where accounts are private. Would a question like this ...
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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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Re-opening the MathML Latex discussion

In August 2012, @Polynomial asked if we could get the MathML plugin enabled on this site. It allows the use of latex style markdown in questions, answers, and comments. Admittedly we have very few ...
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Sprites not showing up any more

This may be related to Badge icons (especially gold) have a vertical offset considering it's about the sprites... But for some reason I am unable to see any of the sprites on both security.meta....
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Can I create a new question about recommended password length?

I was looking for a question on recommended password length for a typical usage case for users. Say, a good password length that would guard against realistic threats, like a password cracker with an ...
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Can I ask a question about a bash script I made

I have made a bash script to automate dirb and open the found directories in new tabs in firefox one by one, but it is does not work the way I want it to. Can I ask my problem in script over here ?
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HackIT CTF 2017 | Fri, 25 Aug, 14:00 – Sun, 27 Aug, 14:00 UTC

Let's participate in the HackIT CTF 2017! HackIT is a Jeopardy-style CTF and lasts 48 hours with 100+ participating teams announced. You can find additional details on the CTFtime event page and ...
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Badge icons (especially gold) have a vertical offset

I noticed that the icons for users with gold + silver + bronze badges are offset vertically from each other. For example: It's difficult to tell if the silver and bronze badges are level (is silver ...
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Why don't links made to questions from meta show up for meta users at the actual question?

I've noticed that often meta questions refer to specific questions and include links to them, asking 'is this question/answer junk?' for one reason or another. Wouldn't it make things easier if the ...
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SHA2017 CTF | Sat, 05 Aug, 10:00 – Sun, 06 Aug, 22:00 UTC

Let's participate in the SHA2017 CTF! SHA2017 a Jeopardy-style CTF running in the context of the SHA2017 hacker camp and lasts 36 hours. There are currently 100+ participating teams announced on ...
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“Re-asking” a well-established question with an established answer, because both question and answer are wrong and more discussion is needed

I ended up researching CSRF protection on Rest API endpoints, and whether or not they are required. This lead me to this old question: CSRF protection with custom headers (and without validating ...
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How to nicely incorporate a comment into your answer?

When answering questions, I often receive a comment that makes an important point which should be incorporated into the post. But I'm always a bit unsure how to credit the comment author. I've seen ...
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Language ambiguities, flawed questions and technically correct answers combine to mislead?

Example: Is it possible to recreate a file using only its hash Here the question is clear. OP wants to "recreate" a file. Using only its hash and an algorithm. Logical Flaw: Wants to ignore the fact ...
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Is my question better for Unix or this place?

I wonder how a Linux system can comply with "payment card industry security standard" https://sv.wikipedia.org/wiki/Payment_Card_Industry_Data_Security_Standard For instance if there is a specific ...
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What constitutes a spammy product recommendation and what can be done to avoid it?

Disclaimer: My answer was removed as spam. So, what constitutes spam, and how can recommending software avoid being classified as spam? I can't find anything in help about what is viewed as spam. ...
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Are closed questions valid Duplicate Targets?

When voting to close as duplicate, should I consider closed questions?
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May I use the logo here (on the top bar) with citation?

I really like the logo for this website and would like to use it as a profile picture for my SE account. I will cite the picture in my bio. Is that OK?
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Marked as duplicate even if I explained that it was not a duplicate?

I posted this question here and of course got the eternal couple of comments suggesting that it was a duplicate. I clarified things saying that I asked a totally different question (namely, are the ...
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Why is my question on hold as primarily opinion-based?

I asked a question that is currently put on hold as it is considered primarily opinion-based. According to what's on topic here, this includes incident response, policies, risk management. This ...
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Would this question be too opinion based?

So I wanted to ask this fun question but i'm not sure if it would be too opinion based or maybe just not answerable. Lets say that some rogue nation, or alphabet government agency has a 0day they ...
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PoliCTF 2017 | Fri, 07 July, 09:00 – Sun, 09 July, 09:00 UTC

Let's participate in the PoliCTF 2017! PoliCTF a Jeopardy-style CTF running in its third edition and lasts 48h. There are currently 100+ participating teams announced on CTFtime. Basic info: We ...
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Would this be a good question if moved here: Token-based authentication using access and refresh tokens

Token-based authentication using access and refresh tokens A brief summery: Is this approach secure? Specifically: Is sending the username and password through JSON safe if done over ...
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Is it possible to reopen a question and then recommend it is moved to another stack exchange?

I was wondering what the protocol is for questions that have been closed as “unclear what you're asking” then have been edited to make the question clearer, but once edited the question is clearly ...
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Can we use information gathering questions

I previously posted a question about lessons that could be learned from recent cyber attacks, the question was very popular and garnered a good discussion on the issues and preventative measures used ...
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SECUINSIDE CTF 2017, 01 July 00:00 - 02 July 7:33 AM UTC

Are you ready for another crazy CTF with sec.se team? We will participate in the Secuinside CTF. There are no indications about the challenge categories. Howewer, according to last year write-ups, ...
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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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I need to clarify an answer from another post about an Audit

I got this answer to my previous question "Data stolen? What does this suspicious audit data mean?": BITS along with the TCP/IP network adapter detection and network data management protocol seem ...
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Trend Micro CTF 2017, 24 June 4 AM UTC - 25 June 4 AM UTC

Are you ready for another crazy CTF with sec.se team? We will participate in the Trend Micro CTF. Challenge categories are: Analysis-Offensive, Analysis-Defensive, Forensic, Reversing, IoT/OSINT/...
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Why this question is marked as duplicate, any hints how to clarify?

"How AV software makes sure quarantined files never get executed?" is a post, where I'm concerned about quarantined files might still pose a possible danger to a system, and therefor asks how AV ...
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Google CTF 2017, 17 June 2017 at 00:00 UTC, lasts 48 hours

Let's participate in Google CTF 2017. The CTF will begin on 17 June 2017 00:00:01 UTC and ends on 18 June 2017 23:59:59 UTC. As usual, we will play as team sec.se, but unlike previous CTFs, because ...
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How could I post an answer to a on hold question?

I have found this question (How would even more internet regulation hinder terrorism?). I first wonder whether it was on topic here, saw that it has been migrated and decided to write an answer (if it ...
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Question closed as off-topic without further discussion

About a week and a half ago I've posted a question on the Security Stack Exchange forum relative to the SMB1 protocol: SMB1 deactivation on OSX and Linux As a long-time user of StackExchange network ...
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Is it ok to ask the same question here and in another Stack Excange site, such as Stack Overflow?

So, yeah, is that OK, or if not how do I make sure people from both communities get to see it?
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BitDefender blocking Sec.Se [closed]

Heads up. BitDefender on Mac is preventing people from accessing this site. People get this warning:
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When is the best time to ask a question?

I am assuming that the attention a question gets depends to some extent on when it is submitted. If this is the case, would it not be sensible to ask the question when it is most likely to be noticed? ...
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Where do I post a question on report design?

I currently do work in creating reports using a business intelligence system. For years I've known it's common to include the name of the user who ran the report in the report, possibly the footer. ...
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Appropriateness of Security Tools Questions [duplicate]

I see a lot of questions of the format "Can't get XYZ working on Kali" or "Error using security tool XYZ when I try to do blah". In most cases, the answers to these questions address an issue with ...
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Can this question be salvaged?

How do hacking rates compare between sites created with wordpress.com and those created with wordpress.org? I posted this question and very quickly achieved two downvotes, but with no hint of an ...
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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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Let's not go to Stack Overflow; 'tis NOT a silly place

TL;DR How can we stop people from suggesting that bad questions be re-asked on Stack Overflow? Every so often, a new user asks a question that is more programming-related than security related. Then ...
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Are questions along the lines of “Is the site example.com a scam?” on-topic?

Someone has recently shared with me a link to what strongly smells like a scam site (it's a pyramid-link-share scheme type thing). I've googled the site so I can provide hard evidence to the sharer ...
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What if my question spans multiple communities?

I added a question related to digital circuits and cryptography. How can I know whether this question should be posted to information security, crypto or eletric engineering communities?
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Do we really need all the feeds in chat?

Machines are taking over the chat. That is, there are currently more posts by the feed bot than actual user activity. So, couldn't we drop the feeds that aren't security-related? We would also make ...
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Can I ask question about features of tools like Burp Suite?

I am testing a site using Burp Suite and stuck at a point. Is it okay to ask question regarding a features of tools like Burp Suite and other scanners ?
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Grizzly captcha - please dial it back

Today, when posting response to a question I got hammered by multiple rounds of captcha. I was logged in and to get through captcha I had to disable no-script and go through MULTIPLE rounds of ...
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Canonical question: “is it safe to post ____ online?”

There have been quite a few questions in recent history in which people ask if it is safe to post the following things in publicly available places: Full Name, Date of Birth, Address, Email, Phone ...
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How to deal with a user whose edits I feel are problematic?

My question is in reference to the one I asked here. It seems like the question was originally treated like I had some misconception about the subject I was asking about but when pressed for what ...
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Duplicate question with different focus

My question would be similiar/equal to How to secure an open wifi access point I do understand that an insecure public hotspot is exactly that, insecure (at least from the user perspective). ...
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Why not have a resource sharing section?

Why not have a resource sharing section? For example: The other day I read a really good paper on weaknesses in SSL/TLS and in the Certificate Authority/Browser infrastructure, and I'd think it be ...
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Serial voting was reversed? Static or relative threshold?

I read one answer that stated not to ask about this on the meta site, within 48 hours. But I don't know how else to contact a moderator. And also I think it might be a bug. I lost 35 reputation ...

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