GitHub to require use of two-factor authentication by 2023 #Security @protocol @GitHub

By the end of 2023, GitHub, the widely used code repository, will require contributors to utilize two-factor authentication according to Protocol.

Just 16.5% of GitHub.com users currently use two-factor authentication, considered to be a substantially more secure method of logging in given that it requires more than just a password. The two-factor authentication requirement will affect GitHub.com’s 83 million users, and is being announced well in advance to “make sure we get this right” in terms of the user experience for developers, said Mike Hanley, chief security officer at GitHub.

GitHub has significantly ramped up its investments in security over the past year, Hanley said — and particularly since a supply chain attack in October that targeted a GitHub-owned provider of JavaScript components, npm. The attack resulted from compromised developer accounts that did not have two-factor authentication, according to GitHub.

Read more in the Protocol Article.


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