New Threats to Open Source Ecosystems

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Ax Sharma

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In 2021 developers downloaded more than 2.2 trillion open-source packages. And whilst open source is critical to fuel digital innovation, the software supply chain has become a prime target. With a 650% year over year increase in supply chain attacks aimed at upstream public repositories, organizations are now faced with a new front line for security controls: developers. Join Sonatype Security Researcher, Ax Sharma as he takes a deep dive into software supply chain security and open-source threats in npm and PyPI. In this session, Ax explores the rise of protestware, recent library hijacks and typosquatting attacks including colors and fakers, cryptomining, trojan source and the Version 2 attack.

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