SECURITY - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/SECURITY News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Obama to assign 3,000 from US military to fight Ebola http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58420406-68/obama-ebola-disease-liberia.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58420406-68/obama-ebola-disease-liberia.html.csp">Obama to assign 3,000 from US military to fight Ebola</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JIM KUHNHENN</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-16T21:43:00.033-06:00">Updated Sep 16, 2014 09:43PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • President Barack Obama declared Tuesday that the Ebola epidemic in West Africa could threaten security around the world, and he ordered 3,000 U.S. military personnel to the region in emergency aid muscle for a crisis spiraling out of control. The question was whether the aid would be enough and was coming in time. An ominous World Health Organization forecast said that with so many people now spreading the virus, the number of Ebola cases could start doubling every three weeks. “If...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584204062014-09-16T21:43:00.033-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-16T21:43:00.033-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58420406@www.sltrib.com Tue, 16 Sep 2014 21:43:00 MDT Escaped teen school shooter captured near Ohio prison http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58406345-68/lane-prison-ohio-friday.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58406345-68/lane-prison-ohio-friday.html.csp">Escaped teen school shooter captured near Ohio prison</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MARK GILLISPIE and JOHN SEEWER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-12T10:32:07.592-06:00">Updated Sep 12, 2014 10:32AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Lima, Ohio • A teenager convicted of killing three students at an Ohio high school scrambled over a fence to escape a state prison with two other prisoners and was captured nearly six hours later hiding near a church, authorities said. T.J. Lane, 19, was caught only about 100 yards from the prison by two state troopers at 1:20 a.m. Friday. A second prisoner had been caught almost immediately after the Thursday night escape, and troopers apprehended the third three hours after finding Lane. Lane’...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584063452014-09-12T10:32:07.592-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-12T10:32:07.592-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58406345@www.sltrib.com Fri, 12 Sep 2014 10:32:07 MDT Apple pushes digital wallet with Apple Pay http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58398255-79/apple-pay-wallet-card.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58398255-79/apple-pay-wallet-card.html.csp">Apple pushes digital wallet with Apple Pay</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MAE ANDERSON</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-10T12:50:02.759-06:00">Updated Sep 10, 2014 12:50PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • Apple is betting that people want to pay with a tap of the phone rather than a swipe of the card. The technology company on Tuesday introduced a new digital wallet service called Apple Pay that is integrated with its Passbook credential-storage app and its fingerprint ID security system. The announcement came as Apple introduced several new products including a new, larger iPhone 6 and a watch. Apple Pay is designed to let iPhone 6 owners use their smartphones to pay for purchases at ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583982552014-09-10T12:50:02.759-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-10T12:50:02.759-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58398255@www.sltrib.com Wed, 10 Sep 2014 12:50:02 MDT Op-ed: Americans must face up to doing the math on Social Security http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58374745-82/security-social-math-changes.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58374745-82/security-social-math-changes.html.csp">Op-ed: Americans must face up to doing the math on Social Security</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Thomas Wright</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-05T17:48:01.834-06:00">Updated Sep 5, 2014 05:48PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">One nice thing about math is that you can’t argue too much about it. Even in Washington, where officeholders routinely challenge each other’s honor and motives, math is hard to debate. The future of the Social Security system is essentially a math problem; math is nonpartisan and doesn’t defer to either the Republican or Democratic parties. The Social Security Trustees recently issued their annual report and it showed that the Social Security funds will be depleted in 2034 unless changes are mad...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58374745@www.sltrib.com Fri, 05 Sep 2014 17:48:01 MDT Pants-dropper cannot escape Salt Lake Comic Con’s League of Justice http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58388954-78/salt-lake-pants-lougy.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58388954-78/salt-lake-pants-lougy.html.csp">Pants-dropper cannot escape Salt Lake Comic Con’s League of Justice</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Bob Mims</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-08T22:30:57.698-06:00">Updated Sep 8, 2014 10:30PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Drop your pants and undies at convention of superheroes and be sure that justice will, eventually, triumph. Salt Lake City police Detective Cody Lougy said a 34-year-old man waddled out of a restroom with his pants and underwear down around his ankles, exposing his genitalia not only to youngsters in the children’s section of Salt Lake Comic Con on Friday afternoon — but a crew filming the event. “When he noticed the cameras, he took off,” Lougy said. The man, pants now hitched up, blended into...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58388954@www.sltrib.com Mon, 08 Sep 2014 22:30:57 MDT Report: Security agency unprepared for pandemic http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58390310-68/security-roth-supplies-agency.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58390310-68/security-roth-supplies-agency.html.csp">Report: Security agency unprepared for pandemic</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By ALICIA A. CALDWELL</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-08T19:44:02.147-06:00">Updated Sep 8, 2014 07:44PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • For nearly a decade the Homeland Security Department has stockpiled supplies, from respirators and surgical masks to hand sanitizer and antiviral medications, in case of a pandemic. But the agency stocked up without knowing exactly what it needed and now most of the gear and medicine on hand will be unusable after next year, according to an audit by the agency’s inspector general released Monday. Inspector General John Roth found that Homeland Security has about 300,000 vials of an...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583903102014-09-08T19:44:02.147-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-08T19:44:02.147-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58390310@www.sltrib.com Mon, 08 Sep 2014 19:44:02 MDT Apple intends to add more security measures http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58377960-79/apple-security-icloud-users.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58377960-79/apple-security-icloud-users.html.csp">Apple intends to add more security measures</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-05T10:48:46.494-06:00">Updated Sep 5, 2014 10:48AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • Apple plans to tighten its online security measures to reduce the chances of its users being victimized by intrusions like the ones that stole nude photos from actress Jennifer Lawrence and other celebrities. CEO Tim Cook told The Wall Street Journal in a story published Friday that Apple Inc. will use email and push notifications to alert the hundreds of millions of people using its services when there has been an attempt to restore their iCloud data on a new device, change an accoun...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583779602014-09-05T10:48:46.494-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-05T10:48:46.494-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58377960@www.sltrib.com Fri, 05 Sep 2014 10:48:46 MDT Home Depot: Probe of possible breach continues http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58374224-79/depot-security-breach-possible.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58374224-79/depot-security-breach-possible.html.csp">Home Depot: Probe of possible breach continues</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By ANNE D’INNOCENZIO</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-04T16:38:02.139-06:00">Updated Sep 4, 2014 04:38PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • Home Depot’s outgoing CEO Frank Blake told investors Thursday that the nation’s largest home-improvement chain continues to investigate a potential breach at the company and reassured that customers will not be liable for any potential fraudulent charges. In his first public comments about the issue, Blake didn’t confirm that a breach actually happened but said that Home Depot found out about the possible data theft early Tuesday. He told investors during an address at the Goldman Sac...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583742242014-09-04T16:38:02.139-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-04T16:38:02.139-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58374224@www.sltrib.com Thu, 04 Sep 2014 16:38:02 MDT Home Depot hires two firms to probe data breach http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58370600-79/breach-depot-security-krebs.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58370600-79/breach-depot-security-krebs.html.csp">Home Depot hires two firms to probe data breach</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By ANNE D’INNOCENZIO</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-03T17:26:01.758-06:00">Updated Sep 3, 2014 05:26PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • Home Depot says it’s offering free identity protection services, including credit monitoring, to those customers who might be potentially hurt by a possible data breach at the home improvement chain. It also urged that customers closely monitor their accounts and reach out to their card issuers if they notice any suspicious activity. The statements, issued late Wednesday, came a day after Home Depot, based in Atlanta, said that it’s working with both banks and law enforcement to inves...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583706002014-09-03T17:26:01.758-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-03T17:26:01.758-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58370600@www.sltrib.com Wed, 03 Sep 2014 17:26:01 MDT In light of celebrity hacks, how to protect data http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58365992-79/information-cloud-online-phone.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58365992-79/information-cloud-online-phone.html.csp">In light of celebrity hacks, how to protect data</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MAE ANDERSON</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-03T08:05:47.706-06:00">Updated Sep 3, 2014 08:05AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • The circulation of nude photographs stolen from celebrities’ online accounts has thrown a spotlight on the security of cloud computing, a system used by a growing number of Americans to store personal information over the Internet. On Tuesday, Apple acknowledged the security breakdown and blamed it on intruders who were able to figure out usernames and passwords and bypass other safeguards. The company said it found no evidence of a widespread problem in iCloud or its Find my iPhone s...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583659922014-09-03T08:05:47.706-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-03T08:05:47.706-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58365992@www.sltrib.com Wed, 03 Sep 2014 08:05:47 MDT Iraqi leader praises fighters for breaking militants’ grip on town http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58361194-68/shiite-forces-iraqi-militants.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58361194-68/shiite-forces-iraqi-militants.html.csp">Iraqi leader praises fighters for breaking militants’ grip on town</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By SAMEER N. YACOUB</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-01T20:57:07.053-06:00">Updated Sep 1, 2014 08:57PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Baghdad • Iraq’s outgoing prime minster pledged Monday to turn his country into “a big grave” for Sunni militants from the Islamic State group and commended security forces who achieved a rare victory over insurgents by ending the siege of a Shiite town. Nouri al-Maliki made the comments during an unannounced visit to the northern community of Amirli, where he was greeted with hugs. A day earlier, Iraqi forces backed by Iran-allied Shiite militias and U.S. airstrikes broke a two-month siege of ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583611942014-09-01T20:57:07.053-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-01T20:57:07.053-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58361194@www.sltrib.com Mon, 01 Sep 2014 20:57:07 MDT UHP solves mystery of how bloody drunk man got inside Capitol http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58351471-78/security-door-building-capitol.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58351471-78/security-door-building-capitol.html.csp">UHP solves mystery of how bloody drunk man got inside Capitol</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Bob Mims</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-29T13:31:11.1-06:00">Updated Aug 29, 2014 01:31PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The Utah Capitol’s executive office building normally is locked and secure, so Utah Highway Patrol troopers on Friday were briefly mystified about just how a bloodied drunk man ended up inside. UHP Sgt. Todd Royce said the “breach of security” was discovered about 4:30 a.m. Friday when a janitor came upon the 24-year-old Layton man, lying semi-conscious near a stairwell in the sixth floor lobby of the State Office Building. Troopers, who are charged with security of the Capitol grounds, didn’t g...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58351471@www.sltrib.com Fri, 29 Aug 2014 13:31:11 MDT U.S. plan would allow troops in Afghanistan past end of year http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58336218-68/agreement-dempsey-security-afghanistan.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58336218-68/agreement-dempsey-security-afghanistan.html.csp">U.S. plan would allow troops in Afghanistan past end of year</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By LOLITA C. BALDOR</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-25T21:38:02.903-06:00">Updated Aug 25, 2014 09:38PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Kabul, Afghanistan • The Pentagon has developed plans that would allow American forces to remain in Afghanistan beyond the end of the year if the contested presidential election drags on and a security agreement isn’t signed soon, the top U.S. military officer said Monday. Shortly before landing in Kabul for a visit, Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chief of Staff, told reporters accompanying him on the trip that under optimal circumstances the U.S. would need about 120 days to pull a...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583362182014-08-25T21:38:02.903-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-25T21:38:02.903-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58336218@www.sltrib.com Mon, 25 Aug 2014 21:38:02 MDT After Sunni mosque attack, bombings kill 42 in Iraq http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58329677-68/attack-sunni-baghdad-government.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58329677-68/attack-sunni-baghdad-government.html.csp">After Sunni mosque attack, bombings kill 42 in Iraq</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By SINAN SALAHEDDIN </span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and VIVIAN SALAMA</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-23T21:21:07.087-06:00">Updated Aug 23, 2014 09:21PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">BAGHDAD • Bombings in Baghdad and the northern city of Kirkuk killed at least 42 people in Iraq on Saturday as the government investigated a deadly attack on a Sunni mosque the day before that has heightened sectarian tensions amid a fragile political transition. In oil-rich Kirkuk, long disputed by Baghdad and the Kurdish regional government, three bombs went off in a crowded commercial district, killing 31 people and wounding dozens, Kirkuk deputy police chief Tarhan Abdel-Rahman said. One wi...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58329677@www.sltrib.com Sat, 23 Aug 2014 21:21:07 MDT U.S. retailers are warned about hacking software http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58326798-79/software-hackers-retailers-backoff.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58326798-79/software-hackers-retailers-backoff.html.csp">U.S. retailers are warned about hacking software</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By ALICIA A. CALDWELL and JEFF HORWITZ</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-22T18:11:02.312-06:00">Updated Aug 22, 2014 06:11PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • More than 1,000 U.S. retailers could be infected with malicious software lurking in their cash register computers, allowing hackers to steal customer financial data, the Homeland Security Department said Friday. The government urged businesses of all sizes to scan their point-of-sale systems for software known as “Backoff,” discovered last October. It previously explained in detail how the software operates and how retailers could find and remove it. Earlier this month, United Parce...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583267982014-08-22T18:11:02.312-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-22T18:11:02.312-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58326798@www.sltrib.com Fri, 22 Aug 2014 18:11:02 MDT Letter: Take Internet security seriously http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58319199-82/stolen-information-internet-password.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58319199-82/stolen-information-internet-password.html.csp">Letter: Take Internet security seriously</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-21T16:33:02.449-06:00">Updated Aug 21, 2014 04:33PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">I just changed my password again. The new standard is something like a 12-digit random number with capitals, numbers and symbols. This is required to prevent thieves from stealing my information or getting into my account. Here’s the rub. Try logging into an account with a incorrect password three times and you are immediately locked out and have to call the company with a complete list of information to get reinstated. So now I am required to remember these insane passwords to protect myself, ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58319199@www.sltrib.com Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:33:02 MDT Washington Post: Don’t pass ‘coup clause’ with a national security waiver http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58309173-82/administration-congress-national-security.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58309173-82/administration-congress-national-security.html.csp">Washington Post: Don’t pass ‘coup clause’ with a national security waiver</a></h4>