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GitLab account hacked and repo wiped

I was working on a project, a private repo, and suddenly all the commits disappeared and were replaced with a single text file saying To recover your lost code and avoid leaking it: Send us 0.1 ...
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Who owns the gpg key 4AEE18F83AFDEB23 and how did it sign a commit in my GitHub repo?

This commit in my GiHub repo is signed by a key I don't recognize: What is going on here?
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Why are the gitlab SSH host key fingerprints not matching?

I tried to log into my university's gitlab via SSH. As expected, I was warned that the host is not known. Therefore, I tried to find the SSH host key on the "current configuration" page in the manual. ...
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Committing encrypted passwords but not usernames

I’m arguing with a colleague about the security of storing encrypted password on GitHub. Our process is currently to commit a configuration file with environment variables including username and ...
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Secure way to set up GitHub repository in shared remote machine

I have access to a shared remote machine to execute code and store data, accessible through SSH from my local machine, but I do not have root privileges there. The remote is shared among many users. I ...
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