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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.
Seriously, everybody, you need to examine all your machines for OpenSSL and get it patched. #HeartBleed is extremely serious.— InfoSec Taylor Swift (@SwiftOnSecurity) April 10, 2014
@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, 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.
What if Linus Torvalds is just angry because he's had to use Linux for 20 years— InfoSec Taylor Swift (@SwiftOnSecurity) January 19, 2015
It took the acquisition of Android, years of work and hundreds of millions of dollars, but Google finally brought malware to Linux.
— InfoSec Taylor Swift (@SwiftOnSecurity) August 13, 2014
On September 1st, the Tumblr blog SwiftOnSecurity 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, Boing Boing and The Vine.
@SwiftOnSecurity has been lauded by cyber security professionals for its "real, accurate, and helpful" information and mainstream presentation.
 Tumblr – Swift On Security
 Grantland – Taylor Swift’s Timely Technoparanoia
 BoingBoing – Infosec Taylor Swift's cyber-philosophical musings
 The Vine – New Faves: Taylor Swift is an expert on internet security
 Security Intelligence – What Does Taylor Swift Know About Data Security?
 SpiceWorks – Is Taylor Swift the best InfoSec voice on twitter?
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Mar 25, 2015 at 05:29PM EDT
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