how-github-can-be-misused

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Github can land you in trouble if you don’t know some hacks of it .

  • For example using a hack ,one can add any collaborator to repository without acknowledgement of the collaborator . Yes , any collaborator. The commit wil appear as if that person just contributed to the code base.

How ?

git -config user.name <any_user_in_the_world>
git -config user.email <email_of_that_user>

so now when you push the user would not be you but the user you specified.

  • Apart from that one can also host website without getting tracked or traced ,and that too for free.

  • One more bad trick is changing git commit time , which is very misleading for bad purpose . One can check gitcheatsheet here.

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Published on August 25, 2017