Infecting Systems by Typosquatting Programming Language Libraries
Typosquatting is an old trick of registering a domain name a typo away from a popular domain name and using it for various nefarious purposes. Nikolai Philipp Tschacher just published a bachelor's thesis where he does the same trick with the names of popular code libraries, and tricks 17,000 computers into running arbitrary code.
Ars Technica article.
Posted on June 15, 2016 at 6:47 AM • 23 Comments