In an article at Hackernoon, David Gilbertson warns about the dangers of trusting 3rd party packages on npm. He goes into how a package can make unwanted http requests in the browser and how you can protect yourself against that.

It’s been a frantic week of security scares — it seems like every day there’s a new vulnerability. It’s been a real struggle for me personally to pretend like I understand what’s going on when asked about it by family members.

Seeing people close to me get all flustered at the prospect of being “powned” has really put things in perspective for me.

So, it is with a heavy heart that I’ve decided to come clean and tell you all how I’ve been stealing usernames, passwords and credit card numbers from your sites for the past few years.