GitHub

Docker Hub security breach exposes credentials of 190,000 users

Some bad news arrived late on Friday in the inboxes of users of Docker, the container platform beloved by developers. A hacker accessed usernames, hashed passwords, GitHub and Bitbucket tokens.


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bitdefender.com

Snapchat’s source code leaked out, and was published on GitHub

Snap, the parent company of SnapChat, has revealed that an update earlier this year to the social media app accidentally exposed some of its source code.

Read more in my article on the Hot for Security blog.


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GitHub was hit by the most powerful DDoS attack in history

Last week GitHub was the victim of the largest distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack in history.


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bitdefender.com

Apple’s iOS source code leak – what you need to know

Earlier this week someone anonymously published a key piece of Apple’s iOS source code onto GitHub.

Something you wouldn’t want to fall into the wrong hands…

Read more about what you need to know in my article on the Hot for Security blog.


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tripwire.com

8tracks hacked: 18 million user account details stolen

There’s bad news for internet music fans, as it has been revealed that the details of millions of users of the 8tracks internet radio service and music social network have been stolen by hackers.

Read more in my article on the Tripwire State of Security blog.


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welivesecurity.com

Malware campaign targets open source developers on GitHub

Be on your guard if you’re a developer who uses GitHub – someone could be trying to infect your computer with malware.

Read more in my article on the We Live Security blog.


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tripwire.com

Slack security practices could lead to hackers eavesdropping on corporate internal chat systems

Business secrets could be at risk, after researchers discovered a worrying number of developers were posting access credentials for the Slack chat system on GitHub, embedded inside code repositories and public gists.

Read more in my article on the Tripwire State of Security blog.


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As GitHub is hit hard, experts disagree whether DDoS attacks are becoming more or less frequent

DDoS attacks can be used to make money, to make a political point and to silence freedom of speech. They’re not going to be going away anytime soon.

In fact, we should get used to them becoming more sophisticated.


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