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UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 13, 2020

Microsoft ends free Windows 7 security updates on Tuesday

Microsoft will stop providing free security updates for the Windows 7 operating system on Tuesday, meaning computers using it will be more vulnerable to malware and hacking.


Disney Plus blames past hacks for user accounts sold online

The company reiterated Wednesday that it found no evidence of a security breach and that account problems are limited to “a very small percentage of users” of Disney Plus.


Disney Plus user accounts already found on hacking sites

Disney says its new Disney Plus streaming service doesn’t have a security breach, but some users have been shut out after hackers tried to break into their accounts.


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 21, 2019

Facebook ramps up election security efforts ahead of 2020

With just over a year left until the 2020 U.S. presidential election, Facebook is stepping up its efforts to ensure it is not used as a tool to interfere in …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 27, 2019

Spokane fair won’t add metal detectors, bag searches, as state fair will do

The Puyallup Herald reported Tuesday that the state fair, which about 1 million people attend over 20 days, will have metal detectors and mandatory bag checks for the first time …


UPDATED: Tue., July 30, 2019

Here’s what you need to know about the Capital One data breach

The alleged hacker, Paige A. Thompson, obtained Social Security and bank account numbers in some instances, as well other information such as names, birthdates, credit scores and self-reported income, the …


UPDATED: Tue., July 30, 2019

U.S. issues hacking security alert for small planes

The Department of Homeland Security issued a security alert Tuesday for small planes, warning that modern flight systems are vulnerable to hacking if someone manages to gain physical access to …


UPDATED: Thu., July 18, 2019

Police search for knife-wielding man who rang Spokane woman’s door

Twice in the past week, a man wielding a knife approached Kristen Tesarik’s house in the East Central neighborhood, stood outside the front door and left without harming anyone or …


Synagogue got US security grant before attack

A gunman fired his semi-automatic rifle at Jewish worshippers after walking through a Southern California synagogue’s open front door, a spot that synagogue leaders determined last year needed improved security. …


UPDATED: Fri., April 5, 2019

’Our country is full’: Trump says migrants straining system

Declaring “our country is full,” President Donald Trump insisted the U.S. immigration system was overburdened and illegal crossings must be stopped as he inspected a refurbished section of fencing at …


Official: Trump team overruled 25 security clearance denials

A career official in the White House security office says dozens of people in President Donald Trump’s administration were granted security clearances despite “disqualifying issues” in their backgrounds, such as …


Inslee’s security unit expanded amid presidential bid

The taxpayer price tag for Gov. Jay Inslee’s White House ambitions is escalating, as the Washington State Patrol plans to nearly double the size of his traveling security detail at …


UPDATED: Wed., March 20, 2019

Facial recognition security checks will be vetted before they reach Spokane, airport leader says

U.S. Customs and Border Protection aims to utilize facial recognition at 20 major international airports on 16,300 flights per week by 2021. The technology is already being used at 17 …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019

Safety officer assaulted with handcuff key at River Park Square mall

The safety officer and suspect were sent to the hospital with minor injuries and released.


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 4, 2019

Do you feel financially secure? Your answer likely depends on your age, income and education level

Just how financially secure you feel depends on your age, your race, your education and – perhaps not surprisingly – your income.


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 21, 2019

Spokane airport security not affected by TSA sickouts, airport says

Spokane International Airport reported business as usual, despite a record number of TSA screener sickouts nationally, stemming from the partial government shutdown which began a month ago.


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 26, 2018

Mexico to up security at border after migrants try to cross

Mexico looked set to shore up security near its border with the United States on Monday, and local authorities said that 39 migrants were arrested after a peaceful march devolved …


UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 18, 2018

Gov. Jay Inslee’s out-of-state trips strain budget of Washington State Patrol security detail

In the past fiscal year, the State Patrol’s Executive Protection Unit overshot its $2.6 million budget allotment by $400,000, with overtime and travel accounting for 62 percent of the higher-than-budgeted …


Montana state, county officials differ on voting needs

Montana’s midterm elections saw a record number of absentee ballots overwhelm voting machines, found election officials in a dozen counties hand-counting votes and underscored the need to replace hundreds of …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 24, 2018

Candidate’s security team seen as unusual for Idaho politics

The Republican candidate for lieutenant governor brought several security guards with her to a televised debate – an unusual step in a state where even elected officials often eschew security …


In an unusual step, Idaho GOP candidate brought a full security team to a debate

Republican lieutenant governor candidate Janice McGeachin brought multiple security guards to her Oct. 17 debate at Idaho Public Television — the first time staff there recall a candidate taking such …


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 5, 2018

New security measures in place for Kraziness in Kennel, Gonzaga basketball season

It hasn’t been a problem through the years, but there are additional reasons for fans to arrive early Saturday for Numerica Kraziness in the Kennel.


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 13, 2018

Sea-Tac Airport’s security challenge: 13,600 people have access to aircraft

Seattle-Tacoma International Airport has added temporary security measures in cargo areas and inside airport terminals after a rogue ground-service agent took off Friday in a Q400 turboprop plane and


UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 5, 2018

Texas Republicans squelch ‘red flag’ gun law prospects

Texas schools have been adding metal detectors and armed personnel in an effort to improve campus security in response to the deadly May attack at a Houston-area high school that …


Schools eye facial recognition technology to boost security

The surveillance system that has kept watch on students entering Lockport schools for over a decade is getting a novel upgrade. Facial recognition technology soon will check each face against …


UPDATED: Wed., July 4, 2018

Additional security checkpoint lane at Spokane airport designed to accommodate increase in travelers

At ease, summer flyers. There’s a brand new fifth lane for security at the Spokane International Airport.


Fighting ID theft: Complex passwords, credit freezes can help stop criminals from stealing your ID

With security breaches in the news, digital identity theft may seem inevitable, but experts say there are steps to take to help protect your personal information.


UPDATED: Thu., June 21, 2018

Lawmakers rip tariffs enacted in name of national security

Pointing to damage done to home-state companies, lawmakers from both parties Wednesday criticized tariffs the Trump administration has imposed on imported steel and aluminum products in the name of national …


UPDATED: Thu., June 14, 2018

Apple closing iPhone security gap used by law enforcement

Apple is closing a security gap that allowed outsiders to pry personal information from locked iPhones without a password, a change that will thwart law enforcement agencies that have been …


‘Smart’ gadgets: Ways to minimize privacy and security risks

Gadgets these days come loaded with microphones and cameras. They are all vulnerable to hacking or programming errors, and there’s nothing consumers can do to eliminate the risks short of …