A few moons ago security researchers at Cisco made waves in the Blender community after disclosing a number of vulnerabilities that could allow an attacker to run arbitrary code. All the of them were fixed by 2.79a but it’s still possible to make Blender run arbitrary code. In fact, it has always been possible.
Did you include "Try a new Blender theme" in your New Years resolutions? You're in luck! Here's a new and improved version of my old Black Light theme. Now with 100% more orange.
Are you an addon developer? I have something to show you.
I think at this point most people have already heard about Gooseberry, the new Open Movie project by the Blender Foundation. It seems many are still undecisive or have decided not to support it. To those of you, I want to explain what makes Gooseberry so cool.