InfoSec News Nuggets 03/01/2022

Beware: new IRS rules will lead to a wave of phishing frauds Thanks to new legislation that went into place at the beginning of this year, I predict that a lot of unsuspecting small business owners are about to fall victim to a fresh scam. The scam will relate to legislation around new tax reporting rules that will affect millions of freelancers and small businesses. As I explained in an earlier column, beginning for the 2022…
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InfoSec News Nuggets 06/24/2021

Toyota trains its robots to wipe down tables while taking selfies Apparently, transparent and reflective surfaces are confusing for robots, and that's a problem companies designing machines for household chores need to overcome. Toyota has developed a solution for the issue and has released a video demonstrating its robot wiping down tables and other surfaces — all while taking the video itself. As the company explains, "most robots are programmed to react to the objects and geometry…
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InfoSec News Nuggets 05/21/2021

1 - Toyota rear-ended by twin cyber attacks that left ransomware-shaped dents Toyota has admitted to a pair of cyber-attacks. The first hit the European operations of its subsidiary Daihatsu Diesel Company, a Toyota-owned company entity that designs engines. In a statement [PDF] dated May 16th, Daihatsu said it “experienced a problem in accessing its file server in the internal system on 14 May 2021.” “After a brief investigation, a cyber-attack by an unauthorized access…
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