It won't change what we do here, as we already have the wider scope as part of our remit, but i think Information Security would be my preference.
As the URL is suitable either way, really all that would be required to change this would be a slight revision of the logo and graphic materials, and adding a synonym of sec for itsec where it occurs.
I would definitely say there is an overlap in terms of what is on topic. I've even found some similar questions on our site :
How to identify the presence of rootkits from an image of Linux memory? -> Are there any artifacts for filesystem forensics in memory?, How would one know if they have a rootkit?
How can I read data via ADB if an Android device is ...
After discussing the discussion here and here, as well as the previous discussion discussed here we have decided to respect your collective wishes and rename this site to Information Security.
This change is on hold pending the availability of design resources to update logos and such; once done, we'll update the name as it appears in various text around ...
First of all, Kali is not "different" from Backtrack, it is the rebranded name for a new version of the same product (at least, to my understanding - it's not something I handle regularly. Please correct me if I'm wrong...)
In general, I tend to disagree with ALL requests for "my question is about [X], make me a tag [X]!" from new users.
First, because ...
I don't see a difference in usage. Some questions are even tagged with both.
Since ssl is a synonym for tls, and tags are preferably nouns, I'd suggest to merge them withtls-interception as a master and ssl-interception as a synonym.
I agree that we our broader than just pure IT Security and that the scope preferably should be widened to Information Security. Should we choose just Security I'd like to know where we draw the line of what is on or off topic (Security is a broad term).
On another SE, I would say "no". But on Information Security, I think the answer is "yes".
The notion of "deleting information", in a security context, implies - or should imply - securely deleting that information.
No, we do not need them. Yes, please remove them.
While I (like everybody else) love XKCD, there is no need for it in chat. If I want to read it, I know where to find it. (Plus, it should be read together with the title which is not posted in chat.)
The blog feed is at least a bit more on topic, but nine times out of ten it is just promotion of something I ...
I've been asked to prepare another customized wallpaper, this time with our beloved Sec.SE moderator @RoryAlsop. It's again based on @Jin's original design, with a cut-out from Rory's own photo:
And another, slightly less modified version:
Of course, for our beloved @Jeff Ferland, slightly different approach was in order:
Resolution is for all 2560 x 2048....
After looking at the stats, we enabled user-driven migrations to Super User and Stack Overflow.
Cryptography is unfortunately right out since it is still in beta and beta sites aren't eligible to be included in default migration paths.
We're also holding back on enabling user-driven migrations to Server Fault since they have a fairly specialized audience ...
It seems like this was more or less a race-condition, as explained by @tim and @TildalWave in the comments. My question was close-voted due to it's sub-par and unclear title. The title was improved by others when close-voting had already started. The edit couldn't prevent the question being closed, so reviewers started the reopening process. The question ...
We have renamed sites in the past when it became clear that their scope has either changed significantly or that the name was actively harmful. The most notable change was probably Fitness & Nutrition becoming Physical Fitness. So, in principle, we're open to discussing the name change for this site as well. There are some technical considerations with ...
The key problem here is that 'best' is an opinion, and Stack Exchange is very much not a place to ask questions that will result in opinions.
As an example, I may really like tool X. Someone else may hate it and prefer tool Y, which I think is terrible.
How would you decide which is correct for you from that info?
We already have two great pages for what you ...
The following is a rough draft of the proposed section.
As there are many sites in the Stack Exchange network, some questions that are only loosely security-related may be a better fit on a different site. If you're still unsure if you should ask your question on Information Security Stack Exchange, feel free to ask in our chat or on our meta site.
Below is ...
I prefer the name Security. It's short and sweet, it's what we already have in the URL. And we often call the site “Security Stack Exchange” already anyway.
Our focus may be on information security, but that's partly a historical accident (this site started out with a strong predominance of network security, and a gradual shift towards more application ...
Why is using a pseudo-random key considered more practical than a one-time pad?
Mobile OTP - Secure?
Please explain Time-step in Time-Based One-Time Password Algorithm
I checked Stack Exchange Meta, and the problem has an explanation there: Site icons jumbled up
The problem is fixed now, at least for me. I had to clear the cache to get the right ones back, though. So if the problem persists for you, try that. So case closed, I guess.
“POLP” is not a common abbreviation in my experience. I didn't recognize it in your question before I saw the expansion, whereas I'm familiar with the concept under its full name. So I don't see the value of keeping the synonym around. That one question (which had an even worse tag) should just be retagged.
Also, since the tag length limit has been raised, ...
I'm for a broadening of the name to sometime like Information Security as long as it shouldn't change what we already do here. I would, however, stay FAR away from calling it just Security. Far too many times, when I've told people I worked in Security, they assumed I'm a private security agent (aka Bodyguard).
Most folks within the InfoSec community make ...
This is a request that has been ongoing for quite some time, approximately 18 months in fact. Without the magic of 10k rep to pull data from, it's hard to know what our migration statistics are like, however I believe it is time to get them added in.
Based on previous data, this seems reasonable to me.
It is too dark. I've updated the about box background to a very light teal color to fit with the rest of the site's color scheme. The change will be on production server after our next build. (within 24hrs or so).