Posted Mar 5, 2012 18:16 UTC (Mon) by wahern (subscriber, #37304)
Parent article: Github compromised
The world was shocked--shocked!--when an exploit was discovered in a huge, unwieldly web application. The world was shocked further when said exploit effected mass numbers of people who through no fault of their own flocked to a singular web service to host their Git repos, unfazed by the inherent irony.
Git is super easy to run from your own server. It's simple to publish a read-only HTTP repository that people can clone. (A killer feature when compared to the custom daemons required with CVS and SVN.) But I suppose it lacks the GitHub coolness factor. I mean, why force people to fire up a terminal session to clone a repo when they could login into GitHub and click the hacker analog of "Like"... and then fire up a terminal session to clone the tree. Coolness trumps security every time, I guess.