GitGuardian Reports Careless Handling of Application Secrets

Source:- A new report, the 2021 State of Secrets Sprawl on GitHub, published today by GitGuardian, a provider of a tool for monitoring usage of application secrets, suggests developers are not especially good at keeping those secrets safe. Based on an analysis of every single commit made to GitHub, the report finds there has been a 20% year-over-year increase in the number of secrets – such as application programming interface (API) keys, private keys, certificates, usernames and passwords – discovered

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