GitHub secret scanning protects users by searching repositories for known types of secrets. By identifying and flagging these secrets, our scans help prevent data leaks and fraud.

We have partnered with Pinterest to scan for their API tokens and help secure our mutual users on public repositories. Pinterest tokens allow developers to interact with Pinterest's API in order to build experiences and apps for creators, advertisers, merchants and users on top of Pinterest. GitHub will forward access tokens found in public repositories to Pinterest, which will then notify the user about the leaked token. You can read more information about Pinterest tokens here.

All users can scan for and block Pinterest's tokens from entering their public repositories for free with push protection. GitHub Advanced Security customers can also scan for and block Pinterest tokens in their private repositories.