Reply to post: Re: This whole debacle mirrors Gamergate

How one developer just broke Node, Babel and thousands of projects in 11 lines of JavaScript

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Re: This whole debacle mirrors Gamergate

ITYM the whole debacle shows up the standard use case for javascript for what it is - a fragile conglomoration of scripts scattered about the internet which then get dragged into a web page when its loaded giving multiple points of failure. Aside from that, I can't actually think of a more lax indifferent approach towards security with a better attack vector for malware in the whole progamming world.

"Yeah , lets just load in joescode.js from each time our page is loaded and hope it hasn't been broken/deleted/corrupted". What a brilliant development model!

Javascript kids - is it really so hard to download common code onto your own website having checked it first Ok, maybe you won't get updates so fast but you won't get shafted like this either.

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