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It is unclear - and the comment below the question explains exactly why. If you want a question answered, please make it straightforward for those who volunteer their time to answer it. Also, 15 of your 20 questions on the main site and meta (including this one) fail to meet requirements so have been closed or migrated. This indicates you are not paying any ...


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Regarding that specific post, it isn't a good fit. It would require an awful lot of work to take it from entirely opinion based to something that can be accurately answered. The recommended way to get this done is to put the question on hold straight away, so that answers don't get posted based on assumptions that may turn out to be completely wrong, edit ...


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Since the question in the comments keeps coming up as "What is it you want," I'm going to extract my comment into an answer here: Assume that the links you posted are already broken. Now read your question. Is it clear? You should summarize just enough of the offsite content that someone can answer your question without clicking out of this site. Taking ...


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While I think it is an interesting problem, I think it is not ever going to be on topic here, as it is really a question about people and opinions - How to make people who believe x believe y instead In this instance, x is 'Hackers are bad' and y is 'hackers can be good' but it could be anything.


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Your edit could possibly be something that is on-topic, but no answer to your summary would be useful to the OP's original question. There are so many layers of 'fail' in minds of the educators in the pupil's story, that there could be no single path to take in order to amend the mindset of those involved. All of the points in your question here are valid, ...


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Yes, it is an "information security" tool, but it is also closed source and by its nature, very secretive. So, "how it works" is a question for the company.


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When a question has a pending duplicate vote, the asker sees a notice about the proposed duplicate and gets the option to confirm the duplicate by clicking a button marked “That solved my problem!”. If they confirm the duplicate, the question is immediately closed as a duplicate. This closure is an automated process, so the Community user is indicated as ...


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It takes five close votes (or one moderator's supervote, but they don't normally do that) to close a question. In any given day, there are maybe a half-dozen users reviewing the close-vote queue, so it takes time to accumulate the votes needed.


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This question is about IIS configuration. Nothing about it is related to security. Yes, you may think that there is a security benefit in hiding the IIS version number. (But I think you're wrong. Hiding the fact that you're running a vulnerable version doesn't make it less vulnerable.) The question “is there a security benefit in hiding the IIS version ...


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As discussed in chat - the question had a close vote and a flag for migration to Crypto. I saw that it wasn't on topic here as currently worded, as there is nothing in it on risk management, and if anything is an opinion piece on how to decide when you are capable of writing your own crypto. I followed the flag for migration, hoping it would be better served ...


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As Rory pointed out, the comment in response to your question is fairly specific: you need to include the details of the CVE in the question itself, not merely link to it. On the one hand, is the desire to create and maintain the SE sites as the resource for information, not merely a repository of links to other sites. On the other hand, you're asking for ...


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I agree that this wording still needs improvement, several years after this question was first asked. For duplicates where there is a large amount of similarity it works great, but I've seen a lot of examples where the similarity is not apparent. I'd like to quote David Fullerton here (although in context he was talking about a different message to the ...


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I'd have to say even in the case of being a moderator, starting a close vote might still be the best option. This will give them time to get notifications that it's being down voted to be closed, comments, feedback, and a chance to improve it. Of course in the case of a moderator if the question is only close or not close, maybe a moderator should have the ...


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I think the reasons that has already been given in comments explain why the question was closed. There is nothing in the question to indicate that the site would be a "hacksite" (whatever that means) other than the that it is unclear who operates it. If we allowed questions of that kind about individual sites we could have loads of them, and they would all ...


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Nope, it's not IP spoofing. IP spoofing is just one part of your imagined scenario. And it isn't blind session hijacking either, since your scenario is not a man-in-the-middle. If you were in the middle, the scenario would be very different. You are asking about pure TCP/IP concepts. There isn't a "feature on the firewall" to protect. This is just ...


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The short answer is that it has been so long that migration is not possible. It was not closed for being off-topic but because it was lacking details and the OP never responded.


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Normally I wait at least a couple hours or more and see how things transpire. I had hoped to catch the user online so that the question could be improved right away.


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