QR codes are everywhere, from product packaging to airline boarding passes, making the scanners that read them a juicy target for hackers. Thanks to flaws in many of these proprietary scanning devices, it’s possible to exploit common vulnerabilities using exploits packed into custom QR codes.

A tool called QRGen can create malicious QR codes and even encode custom-made payloads. These attacks are potent because humans can’t read or understand the information contained in a QR code without scanning it, potentially exposing any device used to attempt to decipher the code to the exploit… more


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