Thursday, January 12, 2012

QR Codes - what lurks behind them?

As if we didn't already have to be careful about plenty nowadays (concerning the internet), here's something else that McAfee recently posted:


"You know those graphic black-and-white codes that seem to be popping up everywhere these days?  They are known as QR codes, or scannable barcodes, which you scan with your cell phone to take you to webpages with special deals or content.  The problem is that scammers are taking advantage of our curiosity for QR codes and are embedding links to dangerous websites and applications."  


Read more about the dangers....

http://www.darkreading.com/mobile-security/167901113/security/news/232301147/qr-code-malware-picks-up-steam.html