Proposal: Hacking and Hackers

Would questions regarding security be allowed here / good to ask here? IE:

How can I protect against WPA2 handshake sniffing?

I see that you can break WEP encryption, but what can I do about it?

What constitutes a "strong" password?

2 Answers 2


I'd say no, unless the problem in question sounds interesting and fun enough for hackers to take on.


“How can I protect against WPA2 handshake sniffing” — off-topic

“I wrote this WPA2 handshake sniffing detector. Any ideas of how I can fight back / play a practical joke on the intruder when I detect one?” — on-topic

  • Fair enough, just thought it would be asked :)
    – cbroughton
    Commented Nov 15, 2011 at 23:22
  • I would say that protecting against a vaild security threat (that has not been prevented yet) would provide a good enough challenge for the hackers.
    – Reid
    Commented Feb 29, 2012 at 16:58

No - because this aspect is entirely covered in scope on security.stackexchange.com

  • There's nothing wrong with a bit of overlap, so long as the main topic of the site differs. Look at Movies & TV, Anime, Sci Fi & Fantasy. You can have a Sci Fi, Anime TV show that would be on topic across all three
    – Robotnik
    Commented Aug 14, 2013 at 1:01
  • It isn't overlap. It is entirely contained within sec.se
    – Rory Alsop
    Commented Aug 14, 2013 at 8:43

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