[Distutils] Malicious packages on PyPI

Noah Kantrowitz noah at coderanger.net
Thu Jun 1 19:17:29 EDT 2017

> On Jun 1, 2017, at 4:00 PM, Nick Timkovich <prometheus235 at gmail.com> wrote:
> This issue was also brought up in January at https://github.com/pypa/pypi-legacy/issues/585 then just as after the initial "typosquatting PyPI" report (June 2016) it's met with resounding silence. Attacking the messenger doesn't seem like a winning move from a security standpoint.
> Can we come up with a plan to address the underlying issue and protect users?

If you have a systemic solution I'm sure we would love to hear it :)


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