Oct 042011



You don’t have to worry so much about the QR codes you find in magazines and television commercials; the malevolent codes are located squarely on the Internet. When people are looking for new apps for their phones, they often use their desktop computers to search the Web for what they’re looking for. Rather than forcing users to hen-peck the URL into their smartphone’s browser, many sites now include a QR code linking directly to the app to make things easier all around.

Scammers have begun redirecting QR codes away from the given URL and pointing them towards malware, Kapersky reports.

via Maximum PC | Poisoned QR Codes Spreading Malware To Android Phones.