Expert Insight On QR Scanners Can Help Consumers Escape Device Intrusion

By   ISBuzz Team
Writer , Information Security Buzz | Dec 11, 2020 05:34 am PST

Quick Response (QR) codes have quickly become part of our everyday lives – they provide quick, contactless check-in procedures. But with that simplicity, comes a certain risk. Cybercriminals can exploit these seemingly harmless tools by placing their own tainted QR codes over legitimate ones which, when scanned, could take users to phishing websites, illicit materials, or even redirect you to a URL with a malicious file.