Chloe Chamberland never wanted to get into security, and yet in the last three years, she has emerged as one of our most effective and prolific threat researchers. Not only does she find vulnerabilities in numerous popular plugins, she also travels the world while doing so. Chloe talked to me from a cabin in a remote area of Alaska, where she saw a moose for the first time. Chloe talks about how she got started in security and gives advice for young people who think they might enjoy security research. She also tells us why she loves speaking at WordCamps, the scariest vulnerability she’s discovered, and how she’s working with more developers to make their code secure.
In the news, I cover some recent WordPress plugin vulnerabilities, why cloud firewalls can be bypassed, and what site owners might need to watch for in Google Chrome’s upcoming SameSite cookie changes.