@fatboy I wrote a question looking for more technical knowledge about this problem in the Manjaro off-topic section of the forum. A copy of it follows:
[quote]I’ve very recently become aware of node.js & its filemanager npm & what looks like the immense security issues that they bring with them.
This page is worth a read & it is pro-node.js/npm:
Which means that nomatter how many precautions we take in an effort to secure our browsers for privacy (in particular) we are left with a HUGE gaping hole that is a backdoor for anyone who is serious about invading internet user privacy (at the very least).
These (possibly 100’s or more) files could include
security/privacy/tracking code built in & it would never be noticed by the people that use these files.
Does anyone here have any technical knowledge about this situation that they would like to share in an effort to improve our (my atleast) understanding of this situation?[/quote]