Ag experts discuss handling big data in agriculture at Houston conference

Media contact: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu HOUSTON –  Agricultural experts at a Houston conference praised the advancements in unmanned aerial vehicles, sensors and data-collecting technology used in precision crop production…

Dark Tequila Añejo

Dark Tequila is a complex malicious campaign targeting Mexican users, with the primary purpose of stealing financial information, as well as login credentials to popular websites that range from code…

New Texas A&M soil scientist aims research at global change effects on carbon sequestration

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Peyton Smith, 979-845-5669, peyton.smith@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Dr. Peyton Smith was soaring through the skies before she could drive, but it’s what is…

New AgriLife Extension dairy specialist to be headquartered in Stephenville

Writer: Adam Russell, 903-834-6191, adam.russell@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Jennifer Spencer, 254-968-4144 ext. 233, jennifer.spencer@ag.tamu.edu STEPHENVILLE –  Dr. Jennifer Spencer joined the faculty at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center…

Security assessment of corporate information systems in 2017

Each year, Kaspersky Lab’s Security Services department carries out dozens of cybersecurity assessment projects for companies worldwide. In this publication, we present a general summary and statistics for the cybersecurity…

Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas –  Governor Greg Abbott has named Ruth Ruggero Hughs Chair of the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC), the agency announced today. Hughs has served as TWC Commissioner Representing…

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.…

KeyPass ransomware

In the last few days, our anti-ransomware module has been detecting a new variant of malware – KeyPass ransomware. Others in the security community have also noticed that this ransomware…

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…

Consignments grow for AgriLife Texas Sheep and Goat Performance Sale event in San Angelo

Sale immediately follows Texas Sheep and Goat Expo on Aug. 18 Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.eduContact: Dr. Reid Redden, 325-653-4576, reid.redden@ag.tamu.edu SAN ANGELO – Plans are finalized and consignment numbers are up…

Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. –U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) released the following statement after the Senate passed the Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act (FIRRMA) as a part of…

NASA has selected 20 research and technology proposals — valued at $15 million — from 19 American small businesses. Source: NASA

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…

IT threat evolution Q2 2018. Statistics

Q2 figures According to KSN: Kaspersky Lab solutions blocked 962,947,023 attacks launched from online resources located in 187 countries across the globe. 351,913,075 unique URLs were recognized as malicious by…

"The door to the future": How Eddie Bernice Johnson could make history if Democrats win back the House

U.S. Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson, D-Dallas, in her Washington, D.C. office on July 18, 2018. Leigh Vogel for The Texas Tribune WASHINGTON — Silhouetted against the window of U.S. Rep.…

42nd annual Randall County Ag Day and Crops Tour set Aug. 28

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.eduContact: Dr. J. D. Ragland, 806-468-5543, j-ragland@tamu.edu   CANYON – The 42nd annual Randall County Ag Day and Crops Tour hosted by the Texas A&M AgriLife…

AgriLife Extension sets Landscaping in Drought seminar series in August

Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contact: Allison Watkins, 325-659-6528, aewatkins@ag.tamu.edu SAN ANGELO – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will conduct Landscaping in Drought, a three-part seminar series for homeowners,…

In Wimberley, a fight bubbles up over sewage and a beloved swimming hole

Visitors enjoy spring-fed Cypress Creek at Blue Hole Regional Park on July 19, 2018. Marjorie Kamys Cotera for The Texas Tribune * Correction appended. In November 2012, more than 100,000…

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…

Carter named AgriLife Extension agent in Briscoe County

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.eduContact: Mason Carter, 806-823-2522, mason.carter@ag.tamu.edu SILVERTON – Mason Carter started work Aug. 1 as the new Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service agriculture and natural resources agent…