Lunch Time Nibbles – 2022-12-16


Welcome to another Lunch Time breakout:

Goodbye SHA-1: NIST Retires 27-Year-Old Widely Used Cryptographic Algorithm
The U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), an agency within the Department of Commerce, announced Thursday that it’s formally retiring the SHA-1 cryptographic algorithm.
SHA-1, short for Secure Hash Algorithm 1, is a 27-year-old hash function used in cryptography and has since been deemed broken owing to the risk of collision attacks.
While hashes are designed to be
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GitHub Announces Free Secret Scanning for All Public Repositories
GitHub on Thursday said it is making available its secret scanning service to all public repositories on the code hosting platform for free.
“Secret scanning alerts notify you directly about leaked secrets in your code,” the company said, adding it’s expected to complete the rollout by the end of January 2023. 
Secret scanning is designed to examine repositories for access tokens, private keys,
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