Tightening up Github Security


Many of these providers now have a regular security update and I just got one from Github. So if you use it and have sensitive code up there, here are the things to do by browsing to the Github security page. https://github.com/settings/security

  1. Authentication recovery. They have a new place where you can connect your Facebook identification. It just helps verify that it is you.
  2. Two factor authentication methods. You can now add recovery codes and also an SMS address, but the most secure is a two factor application like Authy.
  3. Then there are backup methods. For instance, you can SMS as a backup.
  4. Make sure to also get recovery codes and store them somewhere safe. Like a 1Password vault

You've been warned 🙂

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