QR Codes … A Security Risk?


In this tech-insight, we take a look at what QR codes are used for, review some well-known security risks, and outline what action you can take to protect yourself from malicious QR codes.

Quick Response (QR) Codes

A QR code is a machine-readable (e.g., by smartphones), matrix barcode invented in 1994 by the Japanese Toyota subsidiary automotive company Denso Wave as a way to track vehicles and parts during the manufacturing process. A QR code stores information as a series of pixels in a...

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