Helping to patch iceland for heartbleed
So, heartbleed happened. That pretty much ruined the day for most people running mission critical services online. Being a consultant meant helping quite a lot of customers, friends, and colleagues to scan for vulnerable services, which meant that my day (and in fact week) was also ruined by the unexpected interuption.
I found out that the vulnerability script that were found online for nmap and masscan had a lot of false negatives so i decided to wrap up my own vulnerability scanner, meant for scanning and maintaining vulnerability status of Iceland. As a result, the Monitor Iceland Project now has a graph showing in real-time the number of vulnerable servers in Iceland. After doing a fair bit of name and shame the icelandic service providers found great motivation to contact their vulnerable customers. As of this writing there are only 183 vulnerable web servers left in the whole country. Pretty good job if you ask me.