Shareholders reject bid to link Google diversity to exec pay

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — Shareholders of Google parent Alphabet Inc. on Wednesday rejected several proposals aimed at linking executive pay to diversity goals, being more open about lobbying, narrowing…

Bryan School Board President Talks About School Safety

Public school officials around the state continue to review last week’s safety recommendations proposed by Governor Abbott. Bryan school board president Mark McCall told WTAW News the district already does…

A MitM extension for Chrome

Browser extensions make our lives easier: they hide obtrusive advertising, translate text, help us choose in online stores, etc. There are also less desirable extensions, including those that bombard us…

Measures to improve school safety include increased school security and addressing mental health issues Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas –  (CARROLLTON) – Representative Ron Simmons (R-Carrollton) commended Governor Greg Abbott’s…

Governor Abbott Releases 44 Page School And Firearm Safety Plan

From Governor Abbott’s office: Governor Greg Abbott today joined state and local leaders to unveil his School and Firearm Safety Action Plan. The Governor’s plan contains 40 recommendations and includes…

2018 Fraud World Cup

There are only two weeks to go before the start of the massive soccer event — FIFA World Cup. This championship has already attracted the attention of millions worldwide, including…

VPNFilter EXIF to C2 mechanism analysed

On May 23 2018, our colleagues from Cisco Talos published their excellent analysis of VPNFilter, an IoT / router malware which exhibits some worrying characteristics. Some of the things which…

After Arkema chemical fires, industry needs more guidance on flood protections, federal investigators say

Arkema — whose Houston-area plant spewed hundreds of feet of black smoke last summer after floodwaters from Hurricane Harvey caused toxic chemicals to degrade — had not planned for such…

Spam and phishing in Q1 2018

Quarterly highlights Data leaks Early 2018 will be remembered for a series of data leak scandals. The most high-profile saw Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg grilled by US Congress, with many…

Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – The Texas economy added 39,600 seasonally adjusted nonfarm jobs in April, which marked 22 consecutive months of employment growth. Over the year, Texas added…

Roaming Mantis dabbles in mining and phishing multilingually

In April 2018, Kaspersky Lab published a blogpost titled ‘Roaming Mantis uses DNS hijacking to infect Android smartphones’. Roaming Mantis uses Android malware which is designed to spread via DNS…

Congressman Kevin Brady I support President Trump’s decision to roll back over $15 billion in wasteful, government spending. Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. – Washington has a spending problem. President…

Arts Council Of The Brazos Valley Begins Renovations At Its New Home

A trash rolloff trailer is in the parking lot of what is becoming the new home of the Arts Council of the Brazos Valley (ACBV). ACBV donors, volunteers, board members,…

Yes, 4.8% ties record low joblessness for Blacks & Latinos By The Chicago Tribune Editorial Board Our favorite four-letter word, the one we shout regularly to the rooftops, is J-O-B-S,…

If the Deep State wanted to dismantle Donald Trump, it would have been Wise to Carefully Learn how he was Constructed & Wired By Victor Davis Hanson Texas Insider Report:…

The King is dead. Long live the King!

In late April 2018, a new zero-day vulnerability for Internet Explorer (IE) was found using our sandbox; more than two years since the last in the wild example (CVE-2016-0189). This…

Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas –Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar today reminded Texans about the temporary tax amnesty program giving certain delinquent taxpayers a chance to make their accounts compliant with…

Energetic Bear/Crouching Yeti: attacks on servers

Energetic Bear/Crouching Yeti is a widely known APT group active since at least 2010. The group tends to attack different companies with a strong focus on the energy and industrial…

Marks 21 consecutive months of employment growth Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – After adding 32,000 seasonally adjusted non-farm jobs in March, the Texas economy added a total of 294,100…

Leaking ads

When we use popular apps with good ratings from official app stores we assume they are safe. This is partially true – usually these apps have been developed with security…