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There are cases where a subdomain may want to be considered an "Apex", even if it's not on the public suffix. This requires that the domain should have an SOA record present. This will help ...

tcbyrd opened Apr 22, 2021
master allow_soa_apex

The title just said Continuous Integration whereas the blurb below says Continuous Integration and Continuous Deployment. Why: Closes [issue link] What's being changed: Check off the following: ...

triage
kleeadrian opened Apr 22, 2021
1 comment
main TitleChange

There is work in progress to the setup-licensed action that means it will work just as well to install licensed gems as well as distributed executables. This exception clause will no longer be needed in ...

jonabc opened Apr 21, 2021
1 comment
master jonabc-patch-1

Thank you for contributing! Please confirm this pull request meets the following requirements: - [x] I followed the contributing guidelines: https://github.com/github/explore/blob/master/CONTRIBUTING.md ...

LeGitHubDeTai opened Apr 21, 2021
github:main LeGitHubDeTai:main

Why: Context is missing around why PAT is set when fetching GH public keys for verficiationrecommend authentication or caching for secret scanning partners validating the GH pub keys. Closes [issue link] ...

secret scanning waiting for review
jamisonhyatt opened Apr 21, 2021
11 comments
main jamisonhyatt-secret-scanning-rate-cache-etag

Tracks route handler functions through functions like this const catchAsync = fn =&gt; (...args) =&gt; fn(...args).catch(args[2]); It moves some of route-handler specific tracking into DataFlow::functionOneWayForwardingStep, ...

JS JS:changes-sources-or-sinks documentation
asgerf opened Apr 21, 2021
github:main asgerf:js/rate-limiting-fixes
C++ documentation
rdmarsh2 opened Apr 21, 2021
github:main rdmarsh2:rdmarsh2/cpp/deprecate-return-stack-allocated-object

Reasons for making this change: Existing rules cover only two of three temporary file types. Links to documentation supporting these rule changes:

adunning opened Apr 21, 2021
github:master adunning:patch-1

This PR was automatically generated by the GitHub Actions release workflow in this repository.

github-actions[bot] opened Apr 21, 2021
1 comment
main version/bump-to-v1.4.7

Add a flag to include labels to send to Jira for all new/existing security vulnerabilities

cmboling opened Apr 21, 2021