Malicious proof-of-concepts are exposing GitHub users to malware and more

Malicious proof-of-concepts (PoCs) are potentially exposing GitHub users to malware and other malfeasance, researchers have found.

In a paper titled ‘How security professionals are being attacked: A study of malicious CVE proof of concept exploits in GitHub’, researchers from Leiden University in the Netherlands recently detailed how thousands of PoCs for known vulnerabilities contain dangerous elements that do more than billed.

Instead of performing an innocuous operation, these exploits could open the door to potential attack.