this.josh
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How do we feel about edits correcting an OP's misconception?
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I approve of fixing the misconception only when the original is so hopelessly bad that it would otherwise be closed or unanswered. An answered question is better than an unanswered or unanswerable one....

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How is a question about a specifically security related tool NOT security related?
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My interpretation of Rory Alsop's comment "There doesn't appear to be a security question here." doesn't mean that the posts content is not related to security, but that the sentences do not contain a ...

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Beta badge - Will it be awarded now that we are live?
Accepted answer
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I believe that the Beta badge is for people who participated in the private Beta, not the public Beta. So, if you were not in the private Beta you're not going to get it, and neither will I.

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Q&A Template for "What are risks related with X and how to defend against them?"
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It's a nice idea. However given the independent distributed nature of the questions and answers on IT Security and Stack Exchange sites in general, it seems unlikely that the format will take hold. ...

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What is "accept rate"?
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"the best rep earning comes from accepted answers" Just to clarify an upvote gives 10 StackExchange reputation points an accept gives 15 StackExchange reputation points. Usually good answers are ...

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How pro-active or reactive are the site moderators regarding poor questions?
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What is the general attitude of this site's moderators? From my observation they tend to be relaxed, but it depends on the individual. Some on them want sharks with frick'n lazers. Pro-active, or ...

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Personal, home computer questions on-topic?
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I would argue that the equipment and location do not matter as much as the concepts in the question. Some people use 'buesiness class' computers at home, or they work from home. You also don't need to ...

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Can we rename the DMZ to "The Honeypot"?
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I think DMZ is more appropriate; it donotes a place between the wide open internet and the protected internal network. Honeypot denotes a attractive target that appears to have value but is a decoy to ...

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What questions are relevant to 2011 Black Hat Briefings?
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Briefing: The Ultimate Study of Real-Life SSL Issues How to detect "forged" SSL certificates from the webserver end How can I determine the encryption strength of an SSL connection SSL ...

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What questions are relevant to 2011 Black Hat Briefings?
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Briefing: Post Memory Corruption Memory Analysis How does System Memory Dump work? please add or modify as you see fit...

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What questions are relevant to 2011 Black Hat Briefings?
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Briefing: Mobile Malware Madness, and How To Cap the Mad Hatters Can a mobile phone battery contain malware? Vulnerabilities common only in mobile solutions? please add or modify as you see fit...

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What questions are relevant to 2011 Black Hat Briefings?
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Briefing: Black Ops of TCP/IP 2011 Are some uncommon TCP ports scanned less than others? IP Conflicts / Spoofing How can a company reduce exposure to packet spoofing? What solution should exist, ...

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What questions are relevant to 2011 Black Hat Briefings?
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Briefing: USB: Undermining Security Barriers Is disabling auto-run enough to protect against malicious code from removable media automatically infecting a machine? please add or modify as you see ...

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What about Physical Security?
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Laptop theft seems relevent to physical security. According to the 2008 CSI Computer Crime & Security Survey laptop theft the third most frequent incident type after viruses and insider abuse of ...

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What questions are relevant to 2011 Black Hat Briefings?
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Briefing: Apple iOS Security Evaluation: Vulnerability Analysis and Data Encryption iOS/Android authentication and security iOS Encryption Details How effective is iPhone 3GS and 4 device-at-rest ...

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Should we support anonymous postings?
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Just use your secondary browser, you know the one without persistant store, and post as if you had no account on security.stackexchange.com. Don't work for meta aparently... trying of the main site ...

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How does my answer not answer my own question?
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"you can’t please all of the people all of the time” -Lydgate Some answers just attract criticism. This is not a response to the quality of your question, or answer, or criticism thereof: just a ...

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What should our Easter egg be?
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images of easter eggs with the OWASP top 10 writen on them

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Legal Questions: Thoughts?
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This is a tough question to judge from a provider's viewpoint. As a security provider I know the risks of putting information on a public site like Facebook, but the vast majority of those people ...

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Regarding Our Scope: What's Acceptable, What's Not
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Information Technology Security is the documenting of requirements, design, implementation, integration, test, certification, deployment, accreditation, operation, maintenance, repair, and retirement ...

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Site promotion suggestions
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Currently (mid 2011) Area 51 shows two areas for improvement: questions per day, and visits per day. Questions per day There is an easy fix for this, get core users to contribute questions. ...

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A Security Stack Exchange CTF team
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I recommend documenting what you learn in a way that wont spoil the CTF for future participants. It might even make a nice blog post or series of blog posts.

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