A hacker gained access to the GitHub account of the Syscoin cryptocurrency and replaced the official Windows client with a version containing malware. The poisoned Syscoin Windows client contained Arkei Stealer, a malware strain specialized in dumping and stealing passwords and wallet private keys.
Microsoft announced this morning that they are purchasing the source-code repository site GitHub for $7.5 billion USD in Microsoft stock. While rumors have been circulating since Friday, today is the first official confirmation that the acquisition is taking place.
Code hosting service GitLab has seen a massive traffic spike after news broke over the weekend that Microsoft has agreed to acquire GitHub, the world's largest code repository.
The developers behind Git and various companies providing Git repository hosting services have pushed out a fix to patch a dangerous vulnerability in the Git source code versioning software.
Following an internal audit, Twitter admitted today that due to a bug in its password storage mechanism it accidentally logged some users' passwords in internal logs.
In an email sent out today, GitHub has warned a select number of users that a bug in its password reset functionality has recorded users' passwords in plaintext format inside the company's internal logs.
A flaw in a very popular software-building framework may affect a large number of popular desktop apps from Microsoft (Skype, Visual Studio Code), Brave (browser), GitHub (Atom Editor), Signal, Slack, Basecamp, WordPress.com, Twitch, Ghost, and others.
The cryptojacking trend is not showing any signs of stopping anytime soon, and recent reports highlight some peculiar new ways that miscreants have found for pushing in-browser miners down their users' throats.
The team behind the Bitcoin Gold (BTG) cryptocurrency have issued a security alert warning all users about a security incident involving the official Windows wallet application offered for download via its official website.
Most source code files hosted on GitHub are actually clones of previously created files, according to a recent study conducted by a joint team of researchers from the University of California, Irvine, the Czech Technical University, Microsoft Research, and Northeastern University.
GitHub — the Internet largest code hosting service — is rolling out a new security feature through which it hopes to reduce the number of vulnerable projects hosted and distributed through its platform.
A PHP ransomware project open-sourced on GitHub is still spawning active threats, more than a year after it was released in early 2016.
A petition on GitHub is asking Adobe to release Flash into the hands of the open-source community. Finnish developer Juha Lindstedt started the petition a day after Adobe announced plans to end Flash support by the end of 2020.