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Is it possible to get a virus from a QR code?

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  • Is it possible to get a virus from a QR code?


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Answer #1 | 08/02 2014 19:46
Sorry, I don't even know what a QR code is.
Answer #2 | 08/02 2014 10:39
QR codes which contain text and URLs with hidden malware by compromising a website and replacing its legitimate QR code with malicious ones may not get the website owner's attention fast enough before the websites' mobile visitors get infected. Beware! QR codes; https://www.pcworld.com/businesscenter/article/248843/beware_of_malicious_qr_codes.html "...smartphone user does not know what lurks behind the code until the malware is installed and running. "Putting a malicious QR code sticker onto existing marketing material or replacing a website's bona fide QR code with a malicious one could be enough to trick many unsuspecting people."
Answer #3 | 08/02 2014 09:59
I'm guessing the QR code next to this question goes somewhere interesting, i'm not willing to test it out though.
Answer #4 | 08/02 2014 09:33
yes, you have to be careful every time you use it.

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