In this article, we will discuss the potential security issues related to QR codes and how our Scan2D app will help the users on this problem:
Malicious software distribution
“Phishing” is a popular way of hacking web accounts. Attackers send a fake web login page emulating the website it’s claiming to be. Most people judge a website by its look and feel, and phishing pages look exactly similar to legitimate websites. Due to the limitation of the display space, the browsers or apps in mobile devices normally don’t show the full address, making users more vulnerable. When the user uses this fake page to log in, their information is sent to the attacker, giving them full access to the account.
The QR code itself cannot be hacked, but hackers or scammers can use their phishing QR Code to cover the real one on the poster, or they can also print the similar kind of fake posters with a QR Code that leads to a phishing web site and put it in public places. With so many companies are using QR codes, how can a consumer tell whether the QR code is from a company they trust or is a forgery?
Scan QR codes with Scan2D app
Scan2D is the best total solution of the QR Code because our app is designed to provide users with a quick and safe QR Code management platform. Coupled with all of the intuitive social features, Scan2D app comes with a built-in QR Code security and reputation feature to stay a step ahead of potential threats and takes the risk out of using QR codes. It lets you visit trusted sites immediately and warns before you open a potential dangerous and suspicious sites.