Welcome to the 112th issue!

Do you know Faker.js?

It's a very popular library used for generating realistic data for tests.

At the beginning of the year, its latest version started returning random results, breaking many integrations.

What happened?

Hussein Ba Ashen published a very interesting story describing how the creator of Faker.js sabotaged it.

I don't expect every library to follow suit but it's a sobering warning nevertheless.

So what's the lesson learned?

Don't over-rely on third-party software and keep in mind they may either stop being supported, break or introduce a vulnerability at some point.

And with that in mind... happy testing!

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Dawid Dylowicz  



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Dawid Dylowicz