QR Code Security: Attacks and Countermeasures
The QR codes (Quick Response Code), which were first used in the production area in 1994, have spread to many areas of life (marketing, advertising, object identification, product tracking, etc.) with the use of mobile devices as QR code readers. Despite the increasing popularity of QR codes, (i) does not create any perceptions of vulnerabilities among users and on the contrary, arouses curiosity (ii) the amount of data in the QR code is considerable (sufficient to execute attacks), making the QR code a target for attacks. There are many security issues and risks such as malicious code execution, redirection to unsafe web addresses and violation of user privacy. In this study, attacks on QR code and countermeasures are presented
Keywords - QR Codes, Security, Malware, Phishing attacks, Mobile device.