What may be lurking behind that QR code

“Stop! Before you scan that QR code make sure it has not been tampered with and is legitimate.”

Glenn Baruck, eDot

QR codes have become commonplace in an increasingly digital landscape, seamlessly integrating physical and online experiences. However, their convenience comes with a caveat: potential cybersecurity risks that might be hidden behind those pixelated patterns.

From phishing attacks to malicious website redirections, in this recent article from securityinfowatch.com, author Mary Blackowiak explores the growing cybersecurity threats posed by bad actors using QR codes as a new method to steal your personal information that could compromise your digital security. Understanding these risks is paramount in safeguarding your personal and organizational information in today’s interconnected world.

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