- German researchers from RWTH Aachen University found that more than 1 in 12 Docker Hub images are leaking secrets like credentials and API secrets.

- They scanned the global IPv4 address space and discovered over 340,000 images on Docker Hub and private registries. Out of these, 8.5% (28,621 images) contained secrets.

- The leaked secrets included more than 52,000 private keys and over 3,000 API secrets.

- Some of these exposed secrets are already being used maliciously "in the wild," according to the researchers' paper published at arXiv.

- Some of these exposed secrets are already being used maliciously "in the wild," according to the researchers' paper published at arXiv.

- Over 250,000 Linux images were analyzed, excluding official and verified images, to focus on public images uploaded by users worldwide.

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