How Washington unleashed fossil-fuel exports and sold out on climate

The Trump White House has capitalized on fossil-fuel exports made possible by the Obama administration. Energy Secretary Rick Perry is shown here on Aug. 2, 2017 welcoming his predecessor, Ernest…

CRP risk management decision aid available through AgriLife Extension

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.eduContact: DeDe Jones, 806-677-5667, dljones@ag.tamu.edu AMARILLO – As Conservation Reserve Program, or CRP, contracts expire, landowners must decide if they should re-enroll acreage, convert it back to farmland…

Did Your Cell Phone Receive Wednesday’s Test Alert?

Wednesday’s nationwide cell phone test alert had mixed results. WTAW listeners let us know through our text line at 979-695-1620 and our Facebook page NewsTalk 1620 WTAW that some did…

Roaming Mantis part III: iOS crypto-mining and spreading via malicious content delivery system

In Q2 2018, Kaspersky Lab published two blogposts about Roaming Mantis sharing details of this new cybercriminal campaign. In the beginning, the criminals used DNS hijacking in vulnerable routers to…

Texas A&M President Mourns The Loss Of Longtime Philosophy & Humanities Professor

Texas A&M president Michael Young posted on his Facebook page Sunday the death of distinguished professor of philosophy and humanities Dr. John McDermott. According to a Texas A&M news release…

As taxing entities debate whether to cut, maintain or raise property tax rates… By Cynthia Thomas Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas — Texas has one of the highest effective real…

Room to Read CEO Geetha Murali on her favorite page-­turners for future scientists and engineers. Source: Science News

Riparian, stream ecosystem workshop set for Sept. 19 in Corsicana

Contacts: Clare Entwistle, 210-277-0292 ext. 205, Clare.Entwistle@ag.tamu.edu Michelle Wood-Ramirez, 817-720-4552, michelle.wood-ramirez@trwd.com Page Bishop, 903-654-3075, page.bishop@ag.tamu.edu CORSICANA – The Texas Water Resources Institute, or TWRI, will host a free Texas Riparian…

The party has the money & machinery, so why is so little going toward Hispanic Outreach? By Adrian Carrasquillo Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. — In the 10 states with the…

Lake Bryan Icehouse To Be Temporarily Closed

Lake Bryan’s Icehouse will be temporarily closed. BTU, which owns the lake, posted on its Facebook page the lake and park will remain still open. The third party operators of…

The rise of mobile banker Asacub

We encountered the Trojan-Banker.AndroidOS.Asacub family for the first time in 2015, when the first versions of the malware were detected, analyzed, and found to be more adept at spying than…

Operation AppleJeus: Lazarus hits cryptocurrency exchange with fake installer and macOS malware

Overview Lazarus has been a major threat actor in the APT arena for several years. Alongside goals like cyberespionage and cybersabotage, the attacker has been targeting banks and other financial…

Warped, anti-Trump news outlets act as propagandists, ignoring or distorting facts that contradict their view of him. By Michael Goodwin Texas Insider Report: NEW YORK, New York — Imagine 63 million Americans…

Facebook Working on Wellness Challenge to begin Sept. 10

Six-week online challenge will address body, mind   Writer: Paul Schattenberg, 210-859-5752, paschattenberg@ag.tamu.edu Contacts: Raquel Rodriguez, 830-774-7591, raquel.rodriguez@ag.tamu.edu Stacy Drury, 830-796-7755, stacy.drury@ag.tamu.edu DEL RIO – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service…

Spam and phishing in Q2 2018

Quarterly highlights GDPR as a phishing opportunity In the first quarter, we discussed spam designed to exploit GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation), which came into effect on May 25, 2018.…

Texas.gov Website Is Down This Weekend

The day after the Texas Department of Public Safety launches a campaign encouraging drivers to renew licenses online, the state website is going down for the better part of three…

IT threat evolution Q2 2018

Targeted attacks and malware campaigns Operation Parliament In April, we reported the workings of Operation Parliament, a cyber-espionage campaign aimed at high-profile legislative, executive and judicial organizations around the world…

Arkema officials charged with "recklessly" releasing chemicals amid Harvey flooding

Aerial view of the Arkema chemical plant in Crosby, Texas. Arkema Group Facebook page A Harris County jury on Friday handed a series of indictments to Arkema Inc., an international…

How do file partner programs work?

It’s easy to notice if you’ve fallen victim to an advertising partner program: the system has new apps that you didn’t install, ad pages spontaneously open in the browser, ads…

State has experienced 24 consecutive months of employment growth Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas — The Texas Workforce Commission released its latest monthly economic report for the Texas economy, which…