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Newest Apple releases squash bugs in iOS, macOS, Safari, various apps

Apple addressed a bevy of security bugs late last week, after issuing updated versions of its current operating systems, Safari browser and several core apps, as well as security enhancements for two older OS offerings.

Reported vulnerabilities in Microsoft products more than doubled since 2013

The total number of reported vulnerabilities in Microsoft's software products, including those in the new Windows 10 operating system, rose over two-fold in the last four years and critical vulnerabilities rose by 60 percent.

Microsoft adds ransomware defence with new Windows update

Microsoft is claiming that the latest version of Windows 10, the Fall Creator's Update, is the most secure version of the operating system yet released.

Michigan electrical utility company hit with ransomware attack

The Michigan Board of Water and Light has been beset with a ransomware infection.

Android vulnerabilities could allow "easy" root access

Google has fixed this latest flaw with Android but Trend Micro warns that fragmentation in the Android ecosystem means hackers can still exploit it.

Bridging the Linux security perception gap

A newly-discovered privilege-escalation vulnerability in the Linux kernel has once again opened the debate around just how secure the open-source operating system really is.