Displaying items by tag: GitHub

GitHub continues its ongoing investment in account security and developer experience by adding a 2FA mechanism in GitHub Mobile on iOS and Android. This provides another authentication option alongside the existing security keys, WebAuthn, one-time passcode, and SMS options.

Published in Security
Tuesday, 14 December 2021 22:59

GitHub previews improved code search

GitHub has unveiled a technology preview giving an early look into the website’s progress in helping developers explore and discover code while remaining focused on their goals.

Published in Open Source

GitHub has released its annual state of the Octoverse report which addresses the question of what really helps developers be efficient and productive, as well as giving other insights.

Published in Open Source
Thursday, 04 November 2021 11:23

Thomas Dohmke succeeds Nat Friedman as GitHub CEO

GitHub today announced a change in the top job with Nat Friedman moving to Chairman Emeritus and former Chief Product Officer Thomas Dohmke stepping up to the CEO role.

Published in People Moves

GitHub is holding its annual GitHub Universe conference this week with new features announced adding even more power to the site’s GitHub Actions, GitHub Copilot, and GitHub Codespaces, and introducing GitHub Issues.

Published in Open Source

Alibaba Cloud, a major unit of the Alibaba Group, has announced an in-house processor design for use in its data centres.

Published in Cloud

Hardware authentication provider Yubico has announced its YubiKey Bio Series, the first from its portals to support fingerprint recognition for secure passwordless and second-factor logins.

Published in Security
Tuesday, 17 August 2021 22:28

GitHub goes passwordless for CLI Git operations

GitHub is home to many of the world's greatest open-source projects and to ensure continued protection to GitHub users and projects it no longer accepts Git password authentication for CLI operations and requires the use of stronger authentication methods.

Published in Security

Researchers from the University of Waterloo’s Cheriton School of Computer Science have found that ethnicity and race are factors whether a software project or contributions may be accepted or rejected, with researchers also noting that the majority of contributions were developers perceptible as white.

Published in Software

GitHub today announced its suite of supply chain features is now available for the Go programming language. This includes the GitHub security database with over 150 Go advisories, Dependabot alerts and updates, and dependency graph which provides information to alert for vulnerable dependencies.

Published in Security
Thursday, 22 July 2021 23:06

Asus selects Archetype as lead creative agency

COMPANY NEWS:  Asus has appointed Archetype as its creative agency in Australia. Archetype will work with ASUA on local creative camaigns with a focus on brand awareness and category creation for upcoming projects.

Published in Resellers

Open-source software code repository and collaboration site GitHub has announced the hiring of former US National Security Agency (NSA) lead Jacob DePriest as VP, Security Operations, to head up its Security Operations team under CSO Mike Hanley as part of continued investments in security.

Published in People Moves

Open-source software repository and collaboration site GitHub contains the text-based source code for millions upon millions of projects, and today announced the general availability of video uploads across the site. This allows teams to clearly demonstrate problems, workflows, or inspirational ideas.

Published in Open Source

Microsoft has been urged to reconsider its position on removing exploits from GitHub, the code repository which it acquired in 2018, after an incident in which it removed an exploit for Microsoft Exchange Server from the site.

Published in Security

It was always expected after Microsoft acquired the software code repository GitHub that corporate interests would come first, not the interests of security researchers.

Published in Open Sauce

GitHub's desktop client has been updated, and the new version 2.8 release includes the ability to expand diffs above or below changes to gain more context and other features to create aliases for local repositories and hide whitespace in diffs.

Published in Open Source

Just a day after an Indian researcher released details of a one-day bug in Google's Chrome browser, a Chinese researcher known as frust has released a zero-day for the same browser.

Published in Security

The PHP project has issued an update about the security problem it made public on 30 March, saying that it was now believed that the git.php.net server was not compromised.

Published in Security

Microsoft has won a contract which could be worth US$21.88 billion (A$28.58 billion) with the US Army to supply 120,000 custom HoloLens augmented reality headsets that will help soldiers who are at war.

Published in Government Tech Policy

Microsoft has taken a further step to mitigate attacks on its Exchange Server product by including a mitigation tool that it released a couple of days ago in its Defender Anti-Virus program.

Published in Security
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