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1:05 AM
@security_paranoid are you talking about this: github.com/hirupert/sede ?
oh, nm ... your prob talking about this: data.stackexchange.com
Looks like its a snapshot of some of their prod DB rather than a clone of everything. Prob no need for sanitation as it prob contains no private info and is partitioned from prod.
gut feel is they felt it was easier to just put the data out there like that than combat the horde at the gate that was trying scrape the data via spiders and wasting a bunch of SE's bandwidth in the process.
 
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3:32 AM
@CaffeineAddiction Yeah I was thinking that. soz for the misunderstanding yeah the data explorer i meant. and they only update it every week (to conserve resources?) so it doesn't have to reply to constant queries to their MASSIVE DB.
3:43 AM
SEDE is essentially a sanitised, partial data dump
practically its the data dump, but you can query it more accurately and its updated more ofte n
 
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7:32 AM
@JourneymanGeek right- thanks for letting me know. i wonder how they sanitize...!
Its just a subset of public information
and SE has very little PII anyway
7:47 AM
Yeah- but @JourneymanGeek I wonder how much trouble I’d be in if I attempted to run a malicious (or intrusive) query! But of course I wouldn’t do that because that would be a illegal and an invasion of privacy- not that it would be likely to work either.
You probably couldn't
SEDE's specfically meant to be 'safe'
in fact you could grab ALL the info there off the data dumps (as an XML) convert it to something you like better, and do all the queries you want
Yeah but RSA SecureID thought they were safe too! Grabbing all the info- dont recon I have enough space in fact!
What if one update they accidentally let slip some user info into the SEDE database?
They’d get a pretty bad rep from the community from that.
@JourneymanGeek I was also wondering the other day if any stack exchange site (or the whole network in general) has ever been pentested? Surely you’d think so- for a corporation that big?
there used to be a dedicated security team at one point
also
Right! Maybe I should do a little ‘vulnerability analysis!!!’
Not really- but if whenever I do do pentests or such id make sure to use my own proxy chains with Tor and not the garbage pre configured ones.
They have soo many faults
 
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12:45 PM
@schroeder security.stackexchange.com/questions/277342/… LOL. Dont feed the trolls.
 
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1:47 PM
@CaffeineAddiction i find gross illogical arguments utterly fascinating, especially when the errors are laid out in front of them. The OP is not a troll. They believe what they are saying.
2:37 PM
> They believe what they are saying.
Fair
> gross illogical arguments utterly fascinating
lol, yes
morbid but yes

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