Exploring QR Codes: How They Work and Risks of Phishing Attacks

QR codes are two-dimensional barcodes that can be scanned by a smartphone or QR code reader app. They are used for various purposes such as product packaging, real estate, and payments. However, they can also make users vulnerable to phishing if fraudulent codes are created. To avoid these risks, users should only scan QR codes from trusted sources, keep software up to date, use reputable antivirus software, and be cautious when entering sensitive information.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Kavya Patel

Kavya Patel is an Engineer at eInfochips, specialized in IoT and Cybersecurity. He has expertise in Web and Mobile Application Vulnerability Assessment and Penetration Testing (VAPT). He holds a Bachelor's degree in Cybersecurity from Ganpat University.

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