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GitHub has begun a gradual roll out of requiring active developers to enable two-factor authentication on their accounts. This is part of the company’s move towards securing the supply chain by moving away from basic password-based authentication. In addition to two-factor authentication, the company had also enhanced its account security by incorporating sign-in alerts, blocking the use of compromised passwords and providing support for Web Authentication. The plan is for all developers contributing code on the platform to enable two-factor authentication by the end of 2023.

This segment was created for the It’s 5:05 podcast