Security researchers are studying an apparent new strain of Mac malware that turned up on the computer of a participant at the just-concluded Oslo Freedom Forum, an annual human rights conference.
Mozilla has updated its Firefox web browser to repair 13 vulnerabilities.
The number of fraud complaints lodged with the Internet Crime Complaint Center actually fell in 2012, but the amount of alleged losses to victims rose.
Redmond also distributed a cumulative fix for the browser to prevent drive-by download attacks.
The U.S. security and privacy researcher was contacted to lend assistance to the government surveillance project. He declined the offer, and decided to expose the email exchanges he had.