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QR Codes, Smartphones & Mobile Banking Creates More Hacking Risks

Wednesday, July 4, 2012 - 6:31 AM
Have you noticed all of those Quick Response (QR) codes? I'm seeing them in more and more places. QR codes are those black and white square patterns. They're intended for a smartphone to read and take you to a new location on the web. As described by this CNET News article, the risk that hackers will take advantage of this is growing:
Taking your smartphone to a new site certainly can seem cool if you trust the source. But experts believe it's just a matter of time before hackers are able to hijack this clever code, taking you someplace you didn't plan on going. The results could be a nasty virus, botnet, or malicious code that records your personal information, your location, even your bank account numbers.

This is one more reason to be cautious when using smartphones for mobile banking.
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