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Where should I ask a question about a possible postscript exploit?

There is a file which is way too big to be a valid postscript file. It could be just a honest mistake by the creator, or it could be an exploit. If it is an exploit, does it belong to Security or ...
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Sock-puppet attack on GameDev Stack Exchange - Exploits!

We've been having a sock-puppet attack on the GameDev Stack Exchange site over the last few days. I am not fully aware of the details but there seem to be two exploits being used: First - the ...
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Race condition in voting allows daily vote limit to be exceeded under high-latency connections [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How does someone get to cast more than 40 votes in a day? The daily vote limit appears to be subject to a race condition which could potentially defeat the limit. When I vote ...
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Exploit on Stackoverflow [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: AVG 10 free detects “Input validation exploit” There seems to be an exploit on the Stackoverflow. Is this real?
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Clearing an edit sets the wrong active date on the topic

Added on Feb 8: Data.SE query find over 900 affected topics on trilogy. See section Affected topics. See section Impact below for why this bug is bad. Description There is a bug in setting the ...
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Flagging answers featuring exploits?

I recently flagged one of the answers in the "late answers" checking? OP: Force downloads on an iphone and add it to the user library. You can use exploit A with version 1.2.3 and you can use ...
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Possible DoS with html comments in questions and answers

Possible DoS with html comments in questions and answers <!------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------...
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The reputation recalc page has direct side effects based only on GET data (and not POST)

This is bad because if I do ![alt text][1] [1]: http://stackoverflow.com/reputation?recalc=true in a post, then whoever visits the post will have their reputation recalculated.
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The tag synonym system allows a malicious user to permanently destroy popular tags

Inspired by Possible invalid merge of [cpp] into [c++]. Currently once a tag synonym is accepted by being upvoted by 3 people with 2000 or more reputation, the tag with the lowest count is ...
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About the “unconditional money back guarantee”

I have always found "money back guarantees, no questions asked" a very strange concept that in most cases is just a scam (but I'm certain in the case of careers it's not). But still I'm confused. Let'...
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Possible way to abuse accepted answers to harass others?

Let's say I ask a lot of questions and I manage to have the same person answer at least 14 of them. I can then exploit the system by accepting all of his or her answers and writing a script that - ...
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Am I gaming the system accidentally when I edit a post?

I posted a response to this question about SVN post-commit hooks, and then noticed that the answer above mine could use an edit. Both answers had 0 votes at the time. When I edited the answer that ...
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You can remove votes (up or down) on questions that you edit

This is a small exploit, but I found that you can remove votes on posts that you edit. So, you could use this exploit to gain 30 rep on the cap every day if you were motivated enough. To reproduce, ...