The tag appears to have been introduced in the past two months and has now been applied to three questions with no common theme that I can discern besides the use of the word ‘trust’:

There is no usage guidance or tag wiki.

Does the tag actually serve a useful organizational purpose, or can we remove it?

  • $\begingroup$ I thought the same thing as I added the "trust" tag to the last question you listed above. $\endgroup$ – Patriot Sep 15 '19 at 4:52
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    $\begingroup$ I removed the trust tag from all questions that had it today. $\endgroup$ – Squeamish Ossifrage Sep 28 '19 at 14:48

The word ‘trust’ is too vague and general to serve any purpose in the lexicon of the field. Its useful role is limited, at best, to the pithy substitution ‘be vulnerable to’. There is no meaningful common theme to the three questions and the tag serves no useful organizational purpose.

Remove the tag.


is a concept in security, but it's rather vague. I think it's warranted on Security, which habitually deals with such higher-level concepts, but on Cryptography, we need more precise tags. As I write, there are 7 questions with this tag, and I can't see a unifying theme:

Conclusion: we should manually get rid of the tag, in some cases by replacing it with a more appropriate tag.


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