Google announces Scorecard V4 in partnership with GitHub and OpenSSF

The Open Source Security Foundation (OpenSSF), GitHub, and Google announced on Wednesday the launch of Scorecards V4, which includes larger scaling, a new security check, and a new Scorecards GitHub Action for easier security automation.

OpenSSF launched the Scorecards in November 2020, creating an automated security tool that produces a “risk score” for open source projects and helps reduce the toil and manual effort required to continually evaluate changing packages when maintaining a project’s supply chain.

Since Google and OpenSSF’s July 2021 announcement of Scorecards V2, the Scorecards project has grown steadily to over 40 unique contributors and 18 implemented security checks.

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The Scorecards Action, released in partnership with GitHub, automates the process on how to judge whether changes to a project affected its security. Previously, tasks like this had to be done manually. 

The Action is available from GitHub’s Marketplace and is free to use. It can be installed on any public repository by following these directions.

“Since our July announcement of Scorecards V2, the Scorecards project—an automated security tool to flag risky supply chain practices in open source projects—has grown steadily to over 40 unique contributors and 18 implemented security checks. Today we are proud to announce the V4

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