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I'm trying to search twitter for evidence of near-realtime alerts or updates regarding security issues.

What hashtags are common or popular in the IT Security world?

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#infosec and #security are the two main hashtags I'm aware of.

Depending on what you're interested in there are other less popular hashtags. For example:

  • #websecurity
  • #privacy
  • #cybercrime
  • #cyberwar
  • #hacker and #hackers
  • #cybersecurity
  • #malware
  • #spam

There's also the option to use multiple hashtags in your search. If, for example, you are interested in Android security, you can search for "#android AND #security".

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You can also try the following:

  • #mobilemalware
  • #mobilesecurity
  • #informationsecurity
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I would personally go with #infosec instead, much shorter (stupid twitter character limit) and everyone in the industry knows it. –  Luc Aug 12 at 13:20
Well, this is the most advisable method no matter what. However, the others are also useful for specifications and not everyone (unfortunately) is aware of the #infosec hashtag. –  brbtsl Aug 12 at 13:25

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