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Mar 31, 2015

I'm not surprised, and I had expected to read about something like this much sooner. Apparently someone at the ride sharing company, Uber, posted a security key online in a GitHub distribution. I assume this was some sort of code repository for Uber that may or may not have been supposed to be shared publicly, but having used GitHub, I could see someone making a mistake and accidentally putting private code in the public space.

Uber is worried as the key is a security authorization key used to access their databases. Someone apparently downloaded Uber database files and now Uber is attempting to track them down. The whole situation is a mess, but there are a number of problems here that we could learn from.

Read the rest of "Source Code Security" at SQLServerCentral.