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PyPI open-source code repository deals with manic malware maelstrom

by Paul Ducklin Public source code repositories, from Sourceforge to GitHub, from the Linux Kernel Archives to ReactOS.org, from PHP Packagist to the Python Package Index, better known as PyPI, are a fantastic source (sorry!) of free operating systems, applications, programming libraries, and developers’ toolkits that have done computer science . . . Read more

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ChatGPT is the fastest-growing area of interest for professional learners, Udemy reports

Interest in the artificial intelligence chatbot has grown over 4,000% quarter-over-quarter since ChatGPT was released in November 2022. ChatGPT skills are the hottest topic employees are researching in the United States today, according to the quarterly Global Workplace Learning Index from Udemy Business. The report is based on Udemy’s most . . . Read more

Credential harvesting malware appears on deep web

Image: Adobe Stock/WunderBild Cloud-focused credential harvester and spam utilities, used to illicitly extract an organization’s database of usernames, passwords and emails, are on the rise. By some estimates, over 24 billion credentials had been stolen by late 2022. One extraction tool, spotted in the wild by cloud forensics and incident . . . Read more

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S3 Ep23: Hafnium happenings, I see you, and Pythonic poison [Podcast]

by Paul Ducklin Getting to grips with the HAFNIUM gang/vulnerabilities/exploits/webshells/attacks. Why it’s important to think before you share those home-based selfies. What you need to know about social engineering. How (not!) to prove a point when you’re a programmer. With Kimberly Truong and Paul Ducklin. Intro and outro music by . . . Read more

Poison packages – “Supply Chain Risks” user hits Python community with 4000 fake modules

by Paul Ducklin If you’ve ever used the Python programming language, or installed software written in Python, you’ve probably used PyPI, even if you didn’t realise it at the time. PyPI is short for the Python Package Index, and it currently contains just under 300,000 open source add-on modules (290,614 . . . Read more