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October 20, 2020
Github Releasing a New Code-Scanning Security Tool to Detect Vulnerabilities

Github Says it Has a Plan to Identify Security Bugs in Developers’ Code before Programs are Released

Github, a US-based multinational corporation providing software development, is introducing a new code-scanning security tool…

Developers are about to get a little help with finding bugs in their code, courtesy of Github. The company has unveiled a new code-scanning tool that’s intended to spot bugs and/or vulnerabilities in developers’ work. When the program detects problems, it triggers an alert inside the repository. So, it should be enough to catch issues before they are inadvertently shipped out in public releases.

Github Releasing a New Code-Scanning Security Tool to Detect Vulnerabilities

Github states that developers can use its code-scanning to find, triage, and prioritize fixes for existing problems. Plus, help stop outside devs from introducing new issues which only complicate matters more. The feature supports the most popular programming languages, such as C/C++, Java, Python, and JavaScript. Moreover, it is free to use across all public repositories. Justin Hutchings, GitHub Senior Product Manager – Security & Open Source Intelligence, wrote in a blog post announcing the new tool:

“Code scanning is designed for developers first. Instead of overwhelming you with linting suggestions, code scanning runs only the actionable security rules by default so that you can stay focused on the task at hand.”

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