QR codes used to infect Android users with malware | QR-Code and its applications | Scoop.it

Most people already know what QR codes are: a new type of "barcode" that can be used for a variety of purposes - tracking, ticketing, labeling of products, and many more.


They can also be used for storing URLs, allowing users to scan them with their smartphones and be immediately directed to the URL in question on their device's browser - an ability that researcher Augusto Peryra recently claimed will be soon misused by cyber criminals to direct users to malware.