A Pernicious Potpourri of Python Packages in PyPI
Researchers have discovered that many Python packages on the Pypi repository are vulnerable to remote code execution attacks.
Many of these vulnerabilities exist due to poor design, including failure to use secure connections, insufficient permission levels on files, and lack of encryption for sensitive data. Many packages include outdated versions of libraries with known vulnerabilities.
The Python community must improve their approach to security by following best practices, such as using secure connections and encrypting sensitive data.
I found the article linked below very helpful in understanding this troubling trend and how to mitigate my risk as a Python user. Check it out!