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10,000 AWS secret access keys carelessly left in code uploaded to GitHub

By Shawn Knight
Mar 25, 2014
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  1. Amazon Web Services (AWS) is asking those that write code and use GitHub to go back and check their work to make sure they didn't forget to remove login credentials. The warning comes as news is circulating about the availability...

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  2. ...And this is why I don't trust other companies with my stuff to the extent reasonably possible.
     
  3. This isn't GitHub's fault at all, if that's what you're implying. It's purely the fault of developers careless enough to leave credentials/privileged secrets under version control.
     
  4. war59312

    war59312 TS Member Posts: 70

    Guest 1 is still very much correct though.

    If you must share, encrypt first. And security should be priority number 1, not 10.
     
  5. I agree that GitHub was not to blame here- ( I posted the original response )
     


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