Hackers using QR Codes to Push Malware

Always something new… As these kinds of codes are mainly used on mobile phones (or only used on mobile phones) the malware actually addresses smartphones “only” – in this case Android: Hackers using QR codes to push Android malware. If you use a code such as this (source: ZDnet Article referenced):

You will be redirected to a website hosting the malware.

How often do you use these codes? I am using the gettag below since quite a while and get quite some click-through but personally I am not using them too often.


Anyway: Another attack vector to trick users into doing something they do not want.


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