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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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