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Proposal for Security operation center Stack (SOC.SE)

You can see the lack of having an SE for Security Operation Center, this is a big deal and can make a big opportunity for a Security specialist to follow their work and share their knowledge and ...
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I'm weirdly blocked on Meta

I'm yyyyyyyan and this is not my primary account. I created this account so I could post this here, because I couldn't figure out what to do. A few days ago I tried to ask a question about email ...
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Proposed update to help center to decrease quantity of off-topic/migrated questions

I have noticed over the years that we get a lot of questions that are not information security specific, and are subsequently closed or migrated to a better site. While the migration process isn't a ...
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Rewording “Whitelist” and “Blacklist” tags

Given the recent move away from the loaded meanings of "white" and "black", and that organisations are moving away from the terms "whitelist" and "blacklist", ...
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Can anyone look into wireshark logs and say if anything suspicious?

Is such type of question acceptable here? Idk, I am looking for anything like requests from LAN through my computer's vpn to anything unusual like torrent clients, games sites/servers various video ...
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Should the “breaking a specific system” close reason be retired?

There is a community rule for flagging questions here in SECSE: Questions asking us to break the security of a specific system for you are off-topic unless they demonstrate an understanding of the ...
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Reopen process for https://security.stackexchange.com/questions/161829?

I edited (accepted) the question to bring it on-topic. I do not see a place to "vote to reopen". But since the question is closed, I edited the answer to provide a more accurate answer. My edit to ...
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Congratulations to Polynomial

Somehow @Polynomial managed to quietly get up to 120k without many folks noticing! 4th out of our 180,000 members, with nearly 1000 answers and 65 questions! Congratulations!
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Congratulations to Schroeder for hitting 100k

Congratulations to @Schroeder for hitting 100k! Our 5th 100k-er He not only manages to be the most active moderator on Sec.SE, but also has answered over 1500 questions Well done!
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Why was my question closed and where can I ask it?

Is dnyuz.com a Russian or Eastern European hacksite masquerading as a news site? It was quickly closed with the blurb "Unfortunately, we can't analyse the site for you or do a reputational deep dive."...
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Community Promotion Ads — 2020

2020 has come! But… oops, where did the time go? It’s already March! Belated as it is, it’s time for a refresh of Community Promotion Ads! What are Community Promotion Ads? Community Promotion Ads ...
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Can we rename the DMZ to “The Honeypot”?

I know it's a silly request, but I just feel like name would fit the theme of Information Security better. It was also inspired by this rather funny question, where somebody wanted to create a ...
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Why is this question off-topic?

I recently posted this question: How do recovery tools like Cellebrite work and can they recover data from phones which utilize Full Disk Encryption? Quite simply, I read through the Help Center and ...
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Do we need a canonical ransomware question?

Do we need a canonical question about how to deal with ransomware, so that questions like this could be marked as a duplicate instead of closed as off topic? An answer could consist of something ...
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Soteri brute forcing tag edits

Exhibit A: https://security.stackexchange.com/review/suggested-edits/149427 Rejected by Schroeder because he thought it was not about MD5 specifically (I thought it was and approved, but I was also ...
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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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Closure of “How to “unprotect” malicious workbook without knowing password”

I had some questions about why my post was closed and I thought I would come here for answers and clarification of site rules and closing criteria. My question,How to "unprotect" malicious ...
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Questions about Android Security are on-topic?

I see no common rule across Android questions on IS SE. For example my post about possible infection of Android device was considered off-topic, however this typical broad question post which gives ...
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Are opinion-based questions allowed on meta?

When a question related to security is opinion-based, can we ask it on meta? And can we ask opinion-based question on meta in general?
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Is this question on topic here?

I have a question about cryptography algorithm difference: Rhinjael has been choosen over Serpent (and other) for AES. However, Serpent has been considere less vulnerable to attack in theory. But, ...
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How can be this question about VPN design either security architecture improved?

I am new to information security. According to Wikipedia NSA hacks actively on IPSec to design attacks but does it mean TLS based VPN is less flawable? I wanted to understand comparability of both ...
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Can I ask about the risks of running an out of date Operating System?

Lately, I've been thinking about the Windows 7 end of support, what kind of impact it could have (e.g. security and vulnerability wise). I know it's dangerous, but I don't know if I'm still at risk ...
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2019: 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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Short answers in comments

Officially, short answers in comments are not allowed. I actually do this quite a lot because: You can help someone out when you don't have time for a full answer. The length of full answers can ...
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Are questions about cryptography migrated?

I still see that a lot of questions that are directly and only about cryptography and cryptographic schemes are kept here, while I'm regularly migrating questions to security.SE when they are on the ...
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Can I ask about lock-picking and locksport?

This question suggests that questions about physical lock security are on-topic, and since lock-picking and locksport are huge topics concerning lock security, I think they should be on-topic. While ...
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Why was my answer deleted?

I'm truthfully perplexed at why my answer here was deleted by a mod. The down vote I understand, the deletion I don't. A down vote is given when you disagree with the answer / you think the answer is ...
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Can I discuss someone else's question?

I wanted to post a question but I decided to search if it had been asked before on information security. I found a very similar question with a good answer but I wanted some clarification so I posted ...
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Would this question be appropriate

I study ISO 2700x and its implications, for example how organizations must meet requirements regarding storage of "e-mail (address) lists". For example the term "e-mail list" would mean a list of ...
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Canonically, are there any security concerns with this system?

It was suggested that I ask Security.meta for opinions on creating a canonical question for those that can be summed up as "I created a complex system. Are there any security concerns with it?" These ...
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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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Would this question be accepted here?

I am writing a brief paper at university about "state malware". I write that I think there are certain different types (1. Against enemy states e.g. Stuxnet. 2. Against the citizens e.g. surveillance ...
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Make [csp] a synonym of [content-security-policy]

There is no need for csp and content-security-policy to co-exist, as one is just the abbreviation of the other. For some reason, I can't make csp a synonym of content-security-policy, stating I don't ...
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My question was migrated to Super User but I think it was an inappropriate decision

Today I asked a question about the possibility of a file/folder being hidden by a malware such that Windows thinks it doesn't exist. My question was migrated to Super User without any explanation ...
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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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How should major revisions of answers been dealt with?

I recently had quite a funny case with this answer that I had written. I wrote an answer that was technically wrong. Overnight, the question hit the HNQ, and subsequently got lots of attention and ...
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Should Law.SE be an automatic migration destination?

I've seen plenty of questions now that ask "Is it legal if...", or similar. I feel as if it would be valuable if Law.SE could be selected as a migration target, similarly to how Crypto.SE can be ...
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Why can the “Community” bot approve suggested edits?

I recently came across this suggested edit, which I had rejected for being insubstantial. When I later looked at how others had reviewed the edit, I saw that the Community user apparently approved ...
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Do we need a canonical question on infected Android and iOS?

We have a canonical question on how to handle a PC and one for servers. Recent activity highlights that we also get questions about "possibly infected" Android and iOS. (More Android than iOS?). ...
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Are questions about lock security on-topic?

Back in 2011, there was a question on meta, asking if physical security questions are on-topic. The general tone of the answers seem to indicate that these questions are welcome. My question now is, ...
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Serial downvoter on security SE?

Today I flagged several comments on my old deleted question. ~2h later I got downvotes for several old, downvoted questions. Is this some sort of serial downvoter?
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search-operator to use in an advanced search that filters for a Q/A length equal to the specified amount of characters

I'm aware there are advanced search operators like isaccepted: looking for accepted answers in questions, answers: if the question has answers, and score: to look for post with a score of 1+. I also ...
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Can we deconfigure the [configuration] tag?

Currently, 137 questions are tagged configuration. No tag wiki, no usage guidance. The tag sort of begs the question - configuration of what? I think these questions ought to be tagged with that ...
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Are news article identification questions on-topic?

I have a news article I am really trying to recall. The story being a disgruntled employee modifies all email accounts to pass authentication regardless of the given password. While this relates to ...
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font - Arial to Georgia, reading with more comfortability

I don't know if its true, but i'm sure people would like it to read questions, answers and other main text that are in the Georgia font instead of the current Arial. What's the difference? As you ...
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Undelete an answer?

I didn't see Jonas' answer because it was deleted. But the link in the comments really helped me understand it better. Can someone undelete the answer? Or explain why it has to remain deleted? How ...
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Question deleted because of “product recommendations”. But this was the only way to answer the question

My question was closed because of "product recommendations". The suggestion is "describe your situation and the specific problem you're trying to solve". I described my problem I tried to solve, and ...
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Why there is not a PRNG or CSPRNG tag?

I just came across this question: Is getting 1-2 outputs from a CSPRNG to seed another CSPRNG less entropy than getting say 5000 outputs from a CSPRNG and using that to seed? I noticed that we do not ...
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How did this post got activity before it was posted?

A question on the main site by the title of "Has it been mathematically proven that antivirus can't detect all viruses?" seems to have gotten some activity even before being posted. According to the ...
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Obsolete [blackberry] tag → 🗑️

I would like to say that the blackberry is highly obsolete and pretty much dead, nobody longer use such smartphones.

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