Thursday, 18 February 2021

Lesson from supply chain attacks: Beware 'dependency confusion' - TechBeacon

After Alex Birsan’s $130,000 bug-bounty haul last week, hundreds of bogus npm packages have popped up out of nowhere. They appear to have been published by copycat researchers—some of whom have less-than-pure intentions.

The moral of the story? Make sure the code you’re importing really is the code you think you’re importing.

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