Discussion in 'malware problems & news' started by Dermot7, Jan 6, 2012.
Thanks for this ~ QR Codes and the inherent risks
Good information. Call me stupid, but I had never really thought through the security/privacy implications of the whole QR code thing. I have read several places that despite some of the figures thrown around, it's really not catching on anyway. But, it's very good to think about these things. Thanks for posting.
Cited elsewhere on the Forum: Malware in a barcode or QR code.
Has anybody seen e-mail spam with a URL link to "mobileqrcodes dot us"? Googling that domain doesn't seem as if it's really a legit hosting provider.
The text of the suspicious e-mail is ** exceptionally ** sophisticated (very, very impressive, actually), only 2 very slight grammatical mistakes and 1 typo. The content of the mail is 99% above suspicion but there are some contextual oddities about it, aside from that weird URL, that rings not legit.
If anyone would recommend a researcher who is investigating spam+QR codes I'd consider submitting it for analysis.
The folks cited here may be interested in your input.
Thx, siljaline, will follow up.
You're welcome, will keep an eye on your post.
"Researchers spot pharmaceutical spam campaign using QR Codes" : http://www.zdnet.com/blog/security/...maceutical-spam-campaign-using-qr-codes/10023
Unfortunately I'm having a problem finding a way to contact Marcin or MB except through support, and as this isn't explicitly an MB issue, a not-quite-MB support contact might get lost in the works.
I don't see this as much of a threat here, since "suspicious emails" go to the trash!
More difficult to deal with:
Hackers using QR codes to push Android malware
but from siljaline's link:
Malware in a Barcode
That's what I would do if I had a smart phone.
Having that type of check is similar to previewing a shortened URL before clicking, it seems to me...