GitHub has rotated its private SSH key for GitHub.com after the secret was was accidentally published in a public GitHub repository. BleepingComputer reports: The software development and version control service says, the private RSA key was only “briefly” exposed, but that it took action out of “an abundance of caution.” In a succinct blog post published today, GitHub acknowledged discovering this week that the RSA SSH private key for GitHub.com had been ephemerally exposed in a public GitHub repository.
“We immediately acted to contain the exposure and began investigating to understand the root cause and impact,” writes Mike Hanley, GitHub’s Chief Security Officer and SVP of Engineering. “We have now completed the key replacement, and users will see the change propagate over the next thirty minutes. Some users may have noticed that the new key was briefly present beginning around 02:30 UTC during preparations for this change.” As some may