Millions of secrets and auth keys were leaked on GitHub last year

Millions of secrets and authentication keys were leaked on GitHub in 2023, with the majority of developers not caring to revoke them even after being notified of the mishap, new research has claimed.

A report from GitGuardian, a project that helps developers secure their software development with automated secrets detection and remediation, claims that in 2023, GitHub users accidentally exposed 12.8 million secrets in more than 3 million public repositories. 


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