Pierson at conference: Plant microbiomes could hold key to higher yields

Writer: Laura Muntean, 979-847-9211, laura.muntean@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Betsy Pierson, 979-862-1307, eapierson@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Dr. Betsy Pierson, professor in the department of horticulture sciences for Texas A&M University, spoke at…

Does this sound like a party that’s learning any lessons from the Nov. 6th Election? By Ash Wright Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas — Republicans still hold all statewide offices…

Texas A&M AgriLife receives sponsored support for agrigenomics lab from PerkinElmer

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Charlie Johnson, 979-862-3287, Charlie@ag.tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Texas A&M AgriLife announced PerkinElmer Inc. has agreed to further support the growing field of agrigenomics…

Kaspersky Security Bulletin 2018. Top security stories

Introduction The internet is now woven into the fabric of our lives. Many people routinely bank, shop and socialize online and the internet is the lifeblood of commercial organizations. The…

The Rotexy mobile Trojan – banker and ransomware

On the back of a surge in Trojan activity, we decided to carry out an in-depth analysis and track the evolution of some other popular malware families besides Asacub. One…

Angora goat test program to begin with Dec. 4 delivery

Media contact: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Reid Redden, 325-653-4576, reid.redden@ag.tamu.edu SAN ANGELO – Texas A&M AgriLife will soon be conducting an Angora goat test at the Texas A&M…

Kids, Kows and More event in San Antonio brings agriculture to urban youth

Writer: Paul Schattenberg, 210-859-5752, paschattenberg@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Natalie Cervantes, 210-631-0400, ntcervantes@ag.tamu.edu SAN ANTONIO – More than 1,000 third- and fourth-grade students from elementary schools throughout Bexar County attended the recent two-day…

They wish there were more jobs, but rural Texans are happy where they are, poll finds

Texans in the rural counties that make up the vast majority of the state’s geography are overwhelmingly happy with their quality of life, about their public schools and the quality…

IT threat evolution Q3 2018

Targeted attacks and malware campaigns Lazarus targets cryptocurrency exchange Lazarus is a well-established threat actor that has conducted cyber-espionage and cybersabotage campaigns since at least 2009. In recent years, the…

Historically less likely to vote in midterms, NBC News Survey indicates 2018 millennial turnout will not be an exception Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. — While political analysts have predicted…

Well owner network offers screening Nov. 5 in Mason

Contacts: Dr. Diane Boellstorff, 979-458-3562, dboellstorff@tamu.edu John Smith, 979-845-2761, johnwsmith@tamu.edu MASON — The Texas Well Owner Network invites Mason area residents to have their well water screened Nov. 5 in…

Voters continue to believe strongly in showing a Photo ID before being allowed to vote Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Rasmussen Reports Daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Monday shows…

Incredible Edible Insect Event in San Antonio a ‘tasteful’ experience

Writer: Paul Schattenberg, 210-859-5752, paschattenberg@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Molly Keck, 210-631-0400, mekeck@ag.tamu.edu SAN ANTONIO — More than 300 people attended the recent Incredible Edible Insect Event held in the culinary garden area of…

Incredible Edible Insect Event in San Antonio a ‘tasteful’ experience

Writer: Paul Schattenberg, 210-859-5752, paschattenberg@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Molly Keck, 210-631-0400, mekeck@ag.tamu.edu SAN ANTONIO — More than 300 people attended the recent Incredible Edible Insect Event held in the culinary garden area of…

Water well owner training set for Nov. 7 in Lufkin

Contact: Dr. Drew Gholson, 979-845-1461, dgholson@tamu.edu Dr. Lucas Gregory, 979-845-7869, LFGregory@ag.tamu.edu LUFKIN — A Texas Well Owner Network, or TWON, training has been scheduled for 1-5 p.m. Nov. 7 at…

Octopus-infested seas of Central Asia

For the last two years we have been monitoring a Russian-language cyberespionage actor that focuses on Central Asian users and diplomatic entities. We named the actor DustSquad and have provided…

Zero-day exploit (CVE-2018-8453) used in targeted attacks

Yesterday, Microsoft published their security bulletin, which patches CVE-2018-8453, among others. It is a vulnerability in win32k.sys discovered by Kaspersky Lab in August. We reported this vulnerability to Microsoft on…

Ranchers Leasing Workshop set for Nov. 8 in Waco

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu Contact: Tiffany Dowell Lashmet, 806-677-5681, tdowell@tamu.edu WACO – A half-day Ranchers Leasing Workshop set for Nov. 8 in Waco will cover all aspects of leasing…

Water well owner training set for Oct. 18 in Beeville

Contact: Dr. Drew Gholson, 979-845-1461, dgholson@tamu.edu BEEVILLE — A Texas Well Owner Network, or TWON, Well Educated training has been scheduled for 1-5 p.m. Oct. 18 at the Bee County…

LuckyMouse signs malicious NDISProxy driver with certificate of Chinese IT company

What happened? Since March 2018 we have discovered several infections where a previously unknown Trojan was injected into the lsass.exe system process memory. These implants were injected by the digitally…