January 8, 2020
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While some folks tend to think about APIs are being little bits of arcane code that only developers care about it, the truth of the matter is that billions, possibly even trillions, of dollars are at stake in what will soon be a series of API wars. In no place is this more important than in mobile banking, where companies ranging from Google, the PayPal unit of eBay and lesser known entities such as MineralTree are all vying to usurp the role of traditional financial institutions.
GitHub is now a Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) Numbering Authority. This designation will enable GitHub to streamline the reports of vulnerabilities to the National Vulnerability Database (NVD). GitHub can directly assign a CVE ID for security advisories opened in GitHub.