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We put out a call to open source developers and security researchers to talk about the security vulnerability disclosure process. Here’s what we found.
Between July 21, 2021 and August 13, 2021 we received reports through one of our private security bug bounty programs from researchers regarding vulnerabilities in tar and @npmcli/arborist.
We’re changing which keys are supported in SSH and removing unencrypted Git protocol. Only users connecting via SSH or git:// will be affected. If your Git remotes start with https://, nothing in this post will affect you. If you’re an SSH user, read on for the details and timeline.
The benefits of multifactor authentication are widely documented, and there are a number of options for using 2FA on GitHub.
GitHub’s supply chain security features are now available for Go modules, which will help the Go community discover, report, and prevent security vulnerabilities.
GitHub’s bug bounty program is now a mature component of how we improve product security. We’re excited to highlight some achievements (and interesting vulnerabilities)!
polkit is a system service installed by default on many Linux distributions. It’s used by systemd, so any Linux distribution that uses systemd also uses polkit. As a member of GitHub Security Lab, my job is to help improve the security of open source software by finding and reporting vulnerabilities. A few weeks ago, I found a privilege escalation vulnerability in polkit.
GitHub secret scanning has been securing our users’ code by scanning for and revoking secrets since 2015. Recently, we’ve focused on scanning for package registry credentials as well—a significant and important expansion on our original