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GitHub Extends Push Protection to Prevent Accidental Leaks of Keys and Other Secrets

May 11, 2023

GitHub has announced the general availability of a new security feature called push protection, which aims to prevent developers from inadvertently leaking keys and other secrets in their code.

The Microsoft-owned cloud-based repository hosting platform, which began testing the feature a year ago, said it’s also extending push protection to all public repositories at no extra cost.

The functionality is designed to work hand-in-hand with the existing secret scanning feature, which scans repositories for known secret formats to prevent their fraudulent use and avert potentially serious consequences.

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