Does QR Codes can pose a risk to your security and safety?

Preface:
QR codes have become common in consumer advertising. Friendly speaking, it make your finger and mouth more relaxed!

Is the QR code safe?
Most risks with QR Codes stem from QR Codes not being readable to humans. Since the QR codes not being able to easily identify a code as the original where the problems arise. As a result, the mobile application authentication design will be a key factor for security protection.
In addition, malware hidden in the QR-Reader app can infect your smartphone. Malware known as ‘Andr/HiddnAd-AJ’ was able to load itself onto a number of apps designed to read QR-Codes. And compromise your smartp

Realistic:
Even if it involves risk, the modern world likes to take a risky approach. So how to enhance the QR code system security?

Possible ways:

  1. QR code system uses fingerprints and face recognition.
  2. Awareness training
  3. Mobile device management especially patch management and antivirus system.

Should you have interest to find out more, please refer below url for reference:
Security Considerations of Using QR Code – https://www.polyu.edu.hk/its/general-information/newsletter/144-year-2018/feb-18/732-security-considerations-of-using-qr-code

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