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Warning: PyPI Feature Executes Code Automatically After Python Package Download

In another finding that could expose developers to increased risk of a supply chain attack, it has emerged that nearly one-third of the packages in PyPI, the Python Package Index, trigger automatic code execution upon downloading them.
“A worrying feature in pip/PyPI allows code to automatically run when developers are merely downloading a package,” Checkmarx researcher Yehuda Gelb said in a

Source:: The Hackers News