QR codes leaking personal information in China

Indentity Theft

Since the emergence of QR codes into the international limelight, there have been issues regarding security. It is becoming more apparent that the codes can be used to exploit the curiosity of those who may not be familiar with them. The scanning of codes linked to malicious content, such as viruses, can put a mobile user’s private information at risk. However, the codes posing risks to privacy are not always so clear to identify. China has recently enjoyed the successful launch of their new bullet trains. The trains are fast…

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