Posts Tagged ‘QR Scanner’

Kaspersky QR Scanner – Make Sure QR Codes are not Malicious

Monday, February 2nd, 2015

QR Codes and shortened URLs both make me nervous; it’s a bad idea to click on anything if you don’t know where it’s gonna take you.

So-called QR Codes are very similar to shortened urls. The core similarity is that you don’t see where the link takes you when you activate it. QR Codes are used in many different locations and situations. On advertisement so that you can look up additional information about an offer, in shops, public transport, magazines and on websites. The recently released WhatsApp Web uses a QR Code for instance to link the account on your phone and the web interface.