InfoSec Taylor Swift

InfoSec Taylor Swift

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Updated Nov 11, 2019 at 05:27AM EST by Y F.

Added Mar 25, 2015 at 04:54PM EDT by Ari Spool.

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InfoSec Taylor Swift (@SwiftOnSecurity) is a novelty Twitter account that offers humorous commentaries and advice on information security and cyber warfare in the voice of the American pop star Taylor Swift.


@SwiftOnSecurity tweeted for the first time on April 9th, 2014, about The HeartBleed Bug.


@SwiftonSecurity garnered followers early organically, and in August 2014 began to be retweeted by other popular Twitter accounts, including the well-known author William Gibson.

Early popular tweets included photographs of the pop star performing on stage with notable cyber-security aphorisms photoshopped on to them; these are now mostly propagated on the user's Tumblr[1], while @SwiftOnSecurity focuses on text-only jokes and information. Many of @SwiftOnSecurity's most popular tweets, including the two below, are about Linux and its users.

On September 1st, the Tumblr blog SwiftOnSecurity[1] was launched as an accompaniment to the Twitter account. In the following months, in the wake of the Fappening/Celebgate, @SwiftOnSecurity was written about by several notable publications including Grantland[2], Boing Boing[3] and The Vine.[4]

@SwiftOnSecurity has been lauded by cyber security professionals for its "real, accurate, and helpful"[5] information and mainstream presentation.[6]

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Talk computer security to me 4 As the bulbs flash, I can't help but think of cyberwar - When the arcing death of electric transformers will light the night, leaving our nation in darkness. Taylor Swift "Machines birthed by men will set fire the children of women." yor Swift

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