1. Buy expired NPM maintainer email domains.
2. Re-create maintainer emails
3. Take over packages
4. Submit legitimate security patches that include package.json version bumps to malicious dependency you pushed
5. Enjoy world domination.

I just noticed "foreach" on npm is controlled by a single maintainer.

I also noticed they let their personal email domain expire, so I bought it before someone else did.

I now control "foreach" on NPM, and the 36826 projects that depend on it.

@wolf480pl Preventing other people from using it is enough. That and using it as a chance to educate pepole on why thy can't trust NPM.

@technicallypossible @wolf480pl I don't recommend trusting me... or any single individual, with this kind of power.

If someone asks me nicely with a rubber hose, I will be obliged to hand over access.

There is a reason the name of my company is "Distrust"

Distrust should lead to Distributed Trust.

Demand multisig code reviews, and multisig reproducibly built releases for anything that matters.

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