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AVG: QR code-based malware attacks to rise in 2012

By Matthew
Jan 25, 2012
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  1. A new report from AVG suggests you should think twice before using your handset to scan unknown Quick Response (QR) codes. The Global Community Powered Threat Report for the fourth…

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  2. NTAPRO

    NTAPRO TS Evangelist Posts: 810   +102

    Lol is there no limit xD
     
  3. motrin

    motrin TS Enthusiast Posts: 159   +12

    something else we have to worry about..
     
  4. stewi0001

    stewi0001 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,185   +528

    it makes me sad that people abuse technology and ruins its full (good) potential...
     
  5. Emexrulsier

    Emexrulsier TS Guru Posts: 511   +46

    I think AVG need to shut up shop now and stop creating utter useless bs articles.

    "AVG notes that even codes you believe are safe present some level of risk because malware writers can compromise a website and replace legitimate codes with malicious ones."

    Hell that means even AVG application isn't safe because malware writers can compromise their website and replace legit downloads with their own ones. One complete utter bs!
     
  6. tonylukac

    tonylukac TS Evangelist Posts: 1,310   +56

    We have a 20 year old tv. Now, communist capitalism wants you to replace your device every year or 2.
     
  7. On spot, so true. Backing your stuff up is the best one can do. And never buy anything online.
     
  8. This is just fear-mongering. A QR code is simply encoded text. If the use of the QR code is to direct the user to a webpage, that's a flaw of the operating environment or the operator to not check out the QR code content before doing something with the data contained within it.
     

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