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10 Funny Twitter Feeds For Security Geeks

These must-follow Twitter feeds offer plenty of cybersecurity humor to keep infosec pros giggling even when the attacks keep coming.
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Let’s face it—information security isn’t inherently the most humorous field in the world. While the subject matter might elicit more laughs than something like periodontal dentistry, odds are it wasn’t the potential yuks that drew you to the profession. But like paramedics, morticians, and other professionals used to dealing with traumatic situations, infosec pros tend to be a pretty funny bunch of folks--even if the humor runs a little black.

Because in spite of the frustration and long hours, there’s a lot that is really hilarious about security, as long as you look at it in the right way. We’ve rounded up ten of the funniest security-related Twitter accounts that do just that. Their posts range from the daily face palm variety all the way up to some pretty strange high-concept stuff. Either way, it'll help you keep your sanity intact through some healthy exercise of the funny bone. 

 

Ericka Chickowski specializes in coverage of information technology and business innovation. She has focused on information security for the better part of a decade and regularly writes about the security industry as a contributor to Dark Reading.  View Full Bio

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RyanSepe
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RyanSepe,
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12/29/2015 | 9:50:40 AM
Re: #HackerPickupLines
@Joe. Ha not much of a Taylor Swift fan myself either. It would be comical to hear cloud computing around Katy Perry lyrics.
Joe Stanganelli
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Joe Stanganelli,
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12/24/2015 | 7:15:12 PM
Re: #HackerPickupLines
I've been aware of the Taylor Swift Infosec account for some time; a friend and colleague of mine is really into it and frequently reposts those items.  They're pretty funny -- although I'm not much of a Taylor Swift fan.

Now if only somebody would combine Katy Perry lyrics and cloud computing.
Joe Stanganelli
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Joe Stanganelli,
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12/24/2015 | 7:13:52 PM
NSAPR
The NSA PR account reminds me of a phone prank somebody pulled on the NSA shortly after the Snowden news broke.  Somebody called the NSA claiming that they had accidentally deleted some important emails and asked to speak to someone about getting those emails back from the NSA's purported backups.
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RyanSepe,
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12/23/2015 | 2:43:36 PM
#HackerPickupLines
Some of these were quite comical. I feel like my fiance would love SecuriTay.
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DougA987,
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12/23/2015 | 2:44:38 AM
@nihilsec
This account is non-existant at present
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