GitHub brings 2-factor authentication to 7.2 mn developers in India

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Nearly 83 million developers who contribute code on GitHub.com will need to enroll in 2FA by the end of 2023

New Delhi: Microsoft-owned open source software repository Github on Thursday announced that it will require all users to enable one or more forms of two-factor authentication (2FA) by the end of 2023, including more than 7.2 million developers in India.

Nearly 83 million developers who contribute code on GitHub.com will need to enroll in 2FA by the end of 2023. as part of the company’s platform-wide effort to secure the software ecosystem.

“GitHub is committed to making sure that strong account security doesn’t come at the expense of a great experience for developers, and our end of 2023 target gives us the opportunity to optimise for this,” said Mike Hanley, Chief Security Officer, GitHub.

Developers everywhere can expect more options for authentication and account recovery, along with improvements that help prevent and recover from account compromise, said the company.

Compromised accounts can be used to steal private code or push malicious changes to that code, placing not only the individuals and organisations associated with the compromised accounts at risk, but also any users of the affected code.

“The potential for downstream impact to the broader software ecosystem and supply chain as a result is substantial,” said Hanley.

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