Speaking before the House Intelligence Committee on Tuesday, senior intelligence and law enforcement officials said that the FISA-authorized collection of telephone records and other data revealed by Edward Snowden’s leaks has prevented more than 50 terror attacks against the United States since 9/11.
Oracle released 40 patches on Tuesday for Java, most of them fixing remotely executable vulnerabilities in the browser plug-in.
Last week BlackBerry released a security update resolving an escalation of privilege vulnerability that existed in “BlackBerry Protect” enabled devices running version 10.0.10.261 and earlier operating systems. The company claims that version 10.0.9.2743 is not affected and that they have found no evidence of attackers exploiting this vulnerability in the wild.
NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden answered a wide range of questions during a live chat today on the Guardian UK newspaper website.
There is a massive stack of Java patches on deck for tomorrow, with Oracle planning to fix 40 vulnerabilities in a number of different components of Java SE. Nearly all of the vulnerabilities are remotely exploitable. Oracle doesn’t release much in the way of information about the content of its patch updates before the fixes[...]