Malware Alert: Scanned Barcodes a Threat

Quick Response (QR) codes are becoming an easy starting point to install malicious applications on mobile devices.

QR code is a type of matrix barcode, or two-dimensional code, first designed for the automotive industry, but more recently it has become popular for fast readability and comparatively large storage capacity. The code consists of black modules arranged in a square pattern on a white background. The information encoded can consist of any kind of data.

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