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macOS 10.13.1, Safari 11.0.1 and Security Updates for Sierra and El Capitan
Available via software update, and download pages for the 3 OS updates below.
Here's info on the macOS 10.13.1 update from the D/L page:
" The macOS High Sierra 10.13.1 update improves the security, stability, and reliability of your Mac. This update:

  • Fixes a bug where Bluetooth may be unavailable during Apple Pay transactions.

  • Improves the reliability of Microsoft Exchange message sync in Mail.

  • Fixes an issue where Spotlight may not accept keyboard input.

  • Adds support for 70 new emoji including food types, animals, mythical creatures, clothing options, more expressive smiley faces, gender-neutral characters and more."
  • See below for docs about security fixes, including the WPA2 Key Reinstallation vulnerability.

    Download pages for the updates

    Related Apple Articles:

    (I expected Safari 11.0.1 fixes to be included in the updates, but docs don't say that.)

    FYI on Nvidia Web Driver Updates:
    Users of Nvidia's web drivers should know that new OS updates (versions or later build numbers after Security Updates) break any currently installed Nvidia web graphics driver. I'd switch to the default Apple driver and reboot before updating, if your card is supported with the default drivers. If not, wait for a Nvidia driver update. (Some non-Mac EFI cards are not supported by default OS X drivers.)
    Of course have a current backup (and if possible, a Clone) of your boot drive before any update.
    Nvidia Driver Updates: See Nov 1st to 3rd news page for downloads of Nvidia Graphics driver updates for macOS 10.13.1 and the new builds of macOS 10.12.6 and OS X 10.11.6 with the above security updates installed. Also a download of Nvidia CUDA 9.0.222 for macOS 10.13.x with a reader report it works in macOS 10.12.6 also despite the download page only listing macOS High Sierra support.
     

    iTunes 12.7.1 Update (release notes)
    Info from the iTunes 12.7.1 release notes page:
    "The new iTunes focuses on music, movies, TV shows, podcasts, and audiobooks. For more information, please see https://support.apple.com/HT208075."
    (That's the article on Changes in the new iTunes, unchanged since the iTunes 12.7 update as of post time.)
    Available via software update or full download at apple.com/itunes/download/.
    (If you want to use the last iTunes version with built-in App store, an Apple article on deploying apps in a business environment with iTunes includes links to download iTunes 12.6.3.)
      
    Info on iOS 11.1, tvOS 11.1 and watchOS 4.1 updates
    (Includes fix for WPA2 Key Reinstallation vulnerability as noted.)
    Apple/products related News, Tips, Updates, PR: (later added first)

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    Recent Updates, Tips, DIY Upgrades and Repairs:
    List of Updates, DIY Upgrades, Repair Articles, Tips and more you may have missed. (Topics range from OS/software updates and troubleshooting, to hardware upgrades and repairs.)
    Previous News Archive Summary:
      October 23rd to 27th, 2017 News Archive
    • Download Nvidia Graphics Driver 378.10.10.10.15.121 for macOS 10.13 (17A405)
    • Apple Java for OS X 2017-001 (Legacy Java 6 Runtime for macOS 10.13 - OS X 10.9)
    • Carbon Copy Cloner v4.1.20 Update (with fixes for High Sierra)
    • OWC Aura Pro X SSDs for Most 2013 and Later Macs Now Available
    • Apple posts HP Printer Drivers v5.1 for OS X (10.9 or later)
    • Troubleshooting a Mac That Won't Power Up at All
    • Safari Technology Preview 42 Release Notes
    • Can the Apple TV 4K be a cord-cutter's only streaming device?
    • A Complete Guide to Universal Clipboard in macOS High Sierra
    • Roku vs. 4K streaming rivals - How it compares to Apple TV, Fire TV
    • 10 More macOS Keyboard Shortcuts to Improve Productivity
    • Observer: Can My Mac Run It?
    • Apple TV 4K Needs an Automatic "Native" (Source Direct) Mode Option
    • Reviews of 12TB Seagate IronWolf HDD and 12TB IronWolf Pro NAS
    • Chrome 62.0.3202.75 stable channel update
    • Firefox 56.0.2 release notes
    • 2017 LG OLED TVs First to Offer Dolby TrueHD Lossless Sound
      (above post includes FYI on problems some have seen)
    • Apple Support/Troubleshooting/How-To Article Updates:
      - Printer and scanner software for macOS 10.13 to OS X 10.9
      - What to do If your Mac is lost or stolen
      - What to do If your Apple Watch is lost or stolen
      - If you see an error when you update or restore your iPhone, iPad, or iPod
      - Send photo, video, or audio messages on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch
      - If iCloud Backup couldn't be completed or you can't restore
      - If you can't send or receive messages on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch

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