Region 16 STEM teachers tour AgriLife Research farm

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Brent Auvermann, 806-677-5600, bauvermann@ag.tamu.edu AMARILLO – Texas A&M AgriLife Research hosted a group of about 20 science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM,…

Computer simulations have become so accurate that cosmologists can now use them to study dark matter, supermassive black holes, and other mysteries of the real evolving cosmos. Source: Science News

A Long time activist explains how James Dickey’s “integrity” & “Libertarian-backing” are being used to take over the Republican Party of Texas By Janet Jackson Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas…

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…

The company has unveiled a suite of time-management tools to help balance your digital and real lives—*without* consulting researchers. Source: Science News

What Happened Behind The Scenes To Fill A Vacant College Station Retail Building

College Station and local real estate officials worked more than a year to bring a new retailer to fill the former Gander Mountain store along the freeway. From the city’s…

This catch looks close to being impossible—but it’s real. Source: Science News

“The Conservative Coalition has about 65 of the 95 House Republicans as members, and we’re discussing what needs to be done next session.” Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas — “There are…

Trojan watch

We continue to research how proliferation of IoT devices affects the daily lives of users and their information security. In our previous study, we touched upon ways of intercepting authentication…

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…

Tackling mosquito, tick problems in Texas

Experts convene as part of Western Gulf Center of Excellence for Vector-Borne Diseases Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu Contact: Dr. David Ragsdale, 979-845-2510, dragsdale@tamu.edu WESLACO – With ticks posing an…

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 Crop and Weather Report – May 22, 2018

Corn, sorghum producers face weather, market uncertainties Writer: Adam Russell, 903-834-6191, adam.russell@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Mark Welch, 979-845-8011, jmwelch@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Corn and sorghum producers could be in for a…

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…

Vegetable Spring Field Day in Uvalde draws producers

Writer: Paul Schattenberg, 210-859-5752, paschattenberg@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Daniel Leskovar, 830-278-9151, Daniel.Leskovar@ag.tamu.edu UVALDE – More than 80 agricultural producers and those in agriculture-related businesses attended the recent Vegetable Spring Field Day…

Judge wants to ensure 'Wolf of Wall Street' is paying back

NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge in New York City says she wants to make sure real-life “Wolf of Wall Street” Jordan Belfort continues to pay back the nearly…

IT threat evolution Q1 2018

Targeted attacks and malware campaigns Skygofree:  sophisticated mobile surveillance In January, we uncovered a sophisticated mobile implant that provides attackers with remote control of infected Android devices.  The malware, called…

Turkey's Erdogan in UK, praises country as 'real friend'

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan started a three-day visit to Britain by praising the country Sunday as “an ally and a strategic partner, but also a real…

OPC UA security analysis

This paper discusses our project that involved searching for vulnerabilities in implementations of the OPC UA protocol. In publishing this material, we hope to draw the attention of vendors that…

More American Women have chance to Save, Invest & Improve their Financial Security. By Hadley Heath Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. — Although the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act (TCJA)…