Open source developer corrupts own libraries

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Users of open source projects like Amazon's Cloud Development Kit were left flat-footed by the change
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Users of open source projects like Amazon's Cloud Development Kit were left flat-footed by the change

faker.js and color.js started generating gibberish data after a developer update

A developer has reportedly purposefully corrupted a pair of open-source libraries, on GitHub and software registry NPM, with updates triggering infinite loops, leading to thousands of projects ceas...

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