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Security alert for python libraries

  1. Sep 15, 2017 #1

    Stephen Tashi

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  3. Sep 20, 2017 #2
    Thanks for the thread! This is an automated courtesy bump. Sorry you aren't generating responses at the moment. Do you have any further information, come to any new conclusions or is it possible to reword the post? The more details the better.
  4. Oct 1, 2017 #3
    This seems like a good argument for using Linux. I install all the python modules I need from my Linux distro's repository. So fake packages would have had to get by the vetting and testing of the repository's maintainer. That's an added level of security.
  5. Oct 7, 2017 #4


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    I just saw this today. A corporate email went out in my office a couple of weeks ago about this and we've been checking all of our installations for the infected packages using the scripts in your link.
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