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Are we a free malware analysis service?

Mark Buffalo worked up some canonical PHP malware answers with the process for analysis for the sole purpose of addressing this issue. We should point people to these questions (my internet on ...
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Are we a free malware analysis service?

It seems to me as though the answers in that question are actually really useful, particularly to anyone else facing a similar issue. So what is the actual harm to this community? If people can get ...
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Is "Is my PC infected?" off-topic?

The problem with these questions is the narrow scope. The answer really only benefits the asker. We have 2 canonical questions for home PCs and Servers that we usually use to close new questions as a ...
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Is not having an answer publicly available a good reason to close a question?

"When will a vendor implement a new feature?" is not a great question, even if the answer has security implications. Until the information is made public, all we can do is opine. If there was a ...
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Are we a free malware analysis service?

I think the question @schroeder recommended is a great canonical question. But, and this is a big but: Just because we got ourself a fancy new hammer, we should not be fooled to believe that every ...
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Tamper data in Chrome question closed

Could you please explain 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 Security. If that question has to ...
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Are questions about cryptography migrated?

There have been cases where I have migrated based on that model and it has been rejected. Although, I am happy to start fresh and see where we need to find a happy medium.
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Are all "Is this a phishing mail?" questions off topic or just a duplicate to this question?

The problem is if there was an algorithm that could be reliably employed and could be captured in an Answer, then we would not have a phishing problem as email servers could use the algorithm to ...
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Why is this question a bad one?

The "difficulty" is entirely up to how the application was designed and what resources they have to analyse player behavior. That makes the question too broad and up to interpretation. One game will ...
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Is a question on how to evaluate anomalies in SOC reports on topic for this site?

I think one of the reasons why you are getting poor responses is that your question is not very focused. You might get the same type of responses here. This is what you have said: Prospective ...
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What was off-topic about this question?

I agree, that question really is on-topic. Programming-specific is never a problem, as long as it is primarily about security - the overwhelming majority of security-related issues are currently ...
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What was off-topic about this question?

The OP was asking about the internals of a programming language. I think the question was close-voted because the way integers are stored and overflow is not primarily a security topic, although it ...
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How is this question not on topic?

You have asked us to speculate on a commercial product's architecture. It's off topic because it is a question for the vendor.
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Book and course recommendations - sister sites to direct them to?

Part of the problem is that most questions in that pattern are too broad to be able to point them to anywhere useful. If narrow enough, then the answers are pretty evident (or even answerable). For ...
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Are we a free malware analysis service?

I'm finding lot of new stuff on daily basis about security through stackoverflow questions. Definitely I will not search for these stuff unless I've an issue since that is not my field. However the ...
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Question closed as off-topic without further discussion

I have no idea if the question is answerable with a quick google or not, but I don't think that is the important part. Instead I think you should focus on the stated close reason: This question ...
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Are topics touching both Signal Intelligence and Information Security / Extraction on topic?

If it is legitimately about security and the specific CTF challenge instance isn't an arbitrary technology "just to be challenging", then I don't see why not.
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Are all "Is this a phishing mail?" questions off topic or just a duplicate to this question?

I believe marking it as a duplicate is the best way to go. The original poster gets enough information to make his own decision. Subsequent viewers are directed to useful information. Potential ...
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Is "Detection for corruption in HTTP and FTP" question on-topic?

The question was migrated to Network Engineering Stack Exchange because it is on-topic there. and put on hold by the Moderator. and closed by the Moderator.
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