GitHub is experiencing an increase in user account hijackings that's being fueled by a rash of automated login attempts from as many as 40,000 unique Internet addresses.
From the 'If you leave the keys out in the open it's your own fault' files:
Github rolled out a new search tool today making it easier to not just discover new projects, but code within projects. Think Google Code search (when it was alive, but better).
Access to software collaboration site GitHub appeared to be restored in China on Wednesday, just as former Google executive Kai-Fu lee criticized its blocking as a senseless move that would harm the nation's developers.
A Russian hacker dramatically demonstrated one of the most common security weaknesses in the Ruby on Rails web application language. By doing so, he took full control of the databases GitHub uses to distribute Linux and thousands of other open-source software packages.
GitHub was hacked today in a way that exposed every repository. Russian hacker Egor Homakov discovered a public key form update vulnerability that allowed him (or anyone else, for that matter) to access any GitHub repository with full administrator privileges. As a result, anyone could, for example, commit to master, reopen and close issues in Issue Tracker, or even wipe the entire history of any GitHub project.