Tag: risk

  • Supply chain risk: more javascript npm shenanigans, OSS governance

    Lately I’ve been talking a lot about the supply chain risk. You import some software, and are suddenly importing their business model and practices. Well, we’ve just had another ‘shenanigan’ unveiled. And its got some good drama.¬†https://github.com/dominictarr/event-stream/issues/116 In a nutshell there is some package which is relatively stable. The original developer doesn’t use it anymore, […]

  • Pytosquatting, Supply Chain Risk, and the Slovak National Security Bureau

    Pytosquatting, Supply Chain Risk, and the Slovak National Security Bureau

    So most of you will have the Slovak ‘NBU’ on your RSS speed-dial, but I found I was a bit behind on my reading of it. As I was catching up, skcsirt-sa-20170909-pypi caught my eye. In a nutshell, its around a phenomena called ‘typo-squatting’. In this case, Python-package name squatting (called pytosquatting). So there is […]

  • Software supply chain risk management robots

    Software supply chain risk management robots

      It finally happened to you. A developer used ‘import A’. A pulled in B, B pulled in C, D. D pulled in E… and somewhere along that chain evil lurked. Now all your bits are belong to l33t hackerz. So like all things in life its time to over-react after the fact (something about […]