gitrecon: get information from a Github and Gitlab profile


GitHub uses the email address associated with a GitHub account to link commits and other activity to a GitHub profile. When a user makes commits to public repos their email address is usually published in the commit and becomes publicly accessible, if you know where to look.

GitHub provides some instructions on how to prevent this from happening, but it seems that most GitHub users either don’t know or don’t care that their email address may be exposed.

Finding a GitHub user’s email address is often as simple as looking at their recent events via the GitHub API.

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