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Gitrob – Open Source GitHub Sensitive Data Search Tool

By January 14, 2015January 2nd, 2016Uncategorized

Another day, another awesome looking tool. This time I’d like to introduce Gitrob, a tool that searches GitHub for sensitive company data.

As the developer/author Michael Henriksen points out in his blog post introducing the tool:

Gitrob is a command line tool that can help organizations and security professionals find such sensitive information. The tool will iterate over all public organization and member repositories and match filenames against a range of patterns for files that typically contain sensitive or dangerous information.

Much more detailed information, including how it works, is available in Michael’s blog post:

Not surprisingly, Michael has hosted the Gitrob code on GitHub here:


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