GitHub Can Now Block Secret Leaks Automatically

Share post:

GitHub has expanded the secret scanning capabilities of its code hosting platform for GitHub Advanced Security customers.

The new feature, known as push protection, enables Advanced Security customers to automatically block secret leaks and is designed to prevent accidental disclosure of credentials before code is transferred to remote repositories.

“With push protection, GitHub will check for high-confidence secrets as developers push code and block the push if a secret is identified. To make this possible without disrupting development productivity, push protection only supports token types that can be detected accurately,” GitHub said.

Once GitHub Enterprise Cloud identifies a secret before pushing the code, the git is blocked. This allows developers to review and remove the secrets from the code they tried to push to remote repos.

GitHub Advanced Security customers can enable the feature at both the repository and organizational levels. They can do this through the API or with just one click from the user interface.

For more information, read the original story in BleepingComputer.


Related articles

Starlink’s evolution making it less “TCP/IP friendly”

The rapid evolution of Starlink's satellite internet presents significant challenges for traditional Transmission Control Protocol (TCP), according to...

Google does the unthinkable – reportedly erasing a 125 billion dollar pension fund

It's reported that Google inadvertently erased the Google Cloud account of UniSuper, an Australian pension fund valued at...

Microsoft’s AI success may spell defeat for it’s climate goals

Microsoft's ambitious strides in AI technology are now posing a significant challenge to its own climate goals, as...

OpenAI’s Chief Scientist Ilya Sutskever Departs Company

Ilya Sutskever, co-founder and chief scientist of OpenAI, has officially announced his departure from the company. This move...

Become a member

New, Relevant Tech Stories. Our article selection is done by industry professionals. Our writers summarize them to give you the key takeaways