Critical Bug Reported in NPM Package With Millions of Downloads Weekly – Tempemail

A widely used NPM package called ‘Pac-Resolver’ for the JavaScript programming language has been remediated with a fix for a high-severity remote code execution vulnerability that could be abused to run malicious code inside Node.js applications whenever HTTP requests are sent. The flaw, tracked as CVE-2021-23406, has a severity rating Continue Reading

PyPI Python Package Repository Patches Critical Supply Chain Flaw – Tempemail

The maintainers of Python Package Index (PyPI) last week issued fixes for three vulnerabilities, one among which could be abused to achieve arbitrary code execution and take full control of the official third-party software repository. The security weaknesses were discovered and reported by Japanese security researcher RyotaK, who in the Continue Reading

Malicious NPM Package Caught Stealing Users’ Saved Passwords From Browsers – Tempemail

A software package available from the official NPM repository has been revealed to be actually a front for a tool that’s designed to steal saved passwords from the Chrome web browser. The package in question, named “nodejs_net_server” and downloaded over 1,283 times since February 2019, was last updated seven months Continue Reading

Critical RCE Bug Found in Homebrew Package Manager for macOS and Linux – Tempemail

A recently identified security vulnerability in the official Homebrew Cask repository could have been exploited by an attacker to execute arbitrary code on users’ machines that have Homebrew installed. The issue, which was reported to the maintainers on April 18 by a Japanese security researcher named RyotaK, stemmed from the Continue Reading

Digital identity checks to be expanded under $800m new-technology budget package | Australian politics

The Morrison government will expand the use of digital identity checks when businesses and individuals access services online, as part of an $800m package in next week’s budget to increase the take-up of new technologies. As the government puts the finishing touches on its delayed budget, which is expected to Continue Reading

Airbnb’s layoffs package is admirable – but is there ever a good way to say goodbye?- Tempemail

There’s a sentiment that goes through my head each morning as I go for a dawn run around the park near my house: “We judge ourselves by our best intentions and most noble deeds but we will be judged ourselves by our worst acts”. The pavements are a war zone Continue Reading

MTN Pledges $13.3 Million Relief Package to Tackle COVID-19 | Tempemail

Image sourced from Pinterest. MTN Group has announced the details of its $13.3 million relief package in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Operating across 21 markets, the network provider says that it has recognised its responsibility to contribute both in its home market, South Africa, as well as in other Continue Reading

MTN Ghana Provides Care Package to Aid Country Amid School Closures | Tempemail

Sourced from Business Tech MTN Ghana has announced a new ‘Y’ello‘ care package where customers will be able to access a host of online learning channels to support education from home, as well as to entertain children unable to go to school due to the regulation in place to halt Continue Reading

The average household now pays more for cable package than utility bills combined

The big picture: Of particular interest was the realization of how relatively expensive a cable bill is compared to a household’s size. For example, utility bills are going to be much more expensive in a large home with 10 family members versus a single living in a one-bedroom apartment but Continue Reading