Monthly Archives: January 2012

QR Code Malware Picks Up Steam

QR Code Malware Picks Up Steam As mobile marketers have latched onto the convenience and cool-factor of QR codes, hackers are starting to take advantage of these square, scannable bar codes as a new way to distribute malware. Like all mobile attack vectors, it is a new frontier that security researchers say is not extremely prevalent but which has a lot of potential to wreak havoc if mobile developers and users stand by unaware. Source QR code for the URL of the English Wikipedia Mobile main page, “hxxp://” I was reading the recent article posted by John Barrett here at Cleanbytes regarding Windows 8 security improvements The thought hit me …

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