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Billy Griffin
Privilege escalation with polkit: How to get root on Linux with a seven-year-old bug
Kevin Backhouse
Blacktocats turn five
Brian Douglas
What’s new from GitHub Changelog? May 2021 Recap
Sidi Merzouk
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June 16, 2021
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GitHub Desktop 2.9 includes squashing, reordering, amending, and more!
The latest version of GitHub Desktop allows you to squash commits, squash and merge, reorder, amend your last commit, check out a branch from a previous commit, and more.
Billy Griffin
June 10, 2021
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Blacktocats turn five
What began as a small group effort in 2015 has now turned into a global initiative here at GitHub to amplify Black voices and talent in the tech community.
Brian Douglas
June 10, 2021
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What’s new from GitHub Changelog? May 2021 Recap
In May, GitHub shipped a total of 20 new features. We love what we do, but we know it’s a lot to keep up with. So we’re trying something new on the GitHub Blog—a monthly recap of everything that shipped to Changelog in the past month. Check out some of the updates you might have missed.
Sidi Merzouk
June 10, 2021
Security
Privilege escalation with polkit: How to get root on Linux with a seven-year-old bug
polkit is a system service installed by default on many Linux distributions. It’s used by systemd, so any Linux distribution that uses systemd also uses polkit. As a member of GitHub Security Lab, my job is to help improve the security of open source software by finding and reporting vulnerabilities. A few weeks ago, I found a privilege escalation vulnerability in polkit.
Kevin Backhouse
June 8, 2021
Open Source
Security
Securing the open source supply chain by scanning for package registry credentials
GitHub secret scanning has been securing our users’ code by scanning for and revoking secrets since 2015. Recently, we’ve focused on scanning for package registry credentials as well—a significant and important expansion on our original
Annie Gesellchen
June 4, 2021
Policy
Updates to our policies regarding exploits, malware, and vulnerability research
One month ago, we started a discussion with the community about proposed revisions to clarify GitHub’s policies on security research, malware, and exploits with the goal to enable, welcome, and encourage dual-use security research and
Mike Hanley
June 4, 2021
Community
Open Source
Release Radar · May 2021 Edition
We’ve seen some amazing community projects this last month. This was a huge month for your community with hundreds of new releases. There’s everything from world-changing tech to weekend hobbies. It was almost too hard
Michelle Mannering
June 3, 2021
Enterprise
GitHub Enterprise Server 3.1 is now generally available
GitHub Enterprise Server 3.1 is now generally available for all customers. It helps customers work with large, busy repositories, while enabling developers to develop and deploy with less effort than ever. This release includes: GitHub
Maya Ross
June 2, 2021
Engineering
GitHub Availability Report: May 2021
In May, we experienced two incidents resulting in significant impact to multiple GitHub services.
Scott Sanders
June 1, 2021
Community
Github Social Impact: How we’re driving change with social sector organizations
We’re proud to share the new and improved Social Impact at GitHub website, and we’re really excited to share what our team has been working on! GitHub’s mission is to advance human progress. Our part
Admas Kanyagia
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