QR Codes may not be all they are “hacked up” to be

Smart Device Users Beware: Fraud May Be Just a Click Away

You’ve installed anti-virus software to protect your business network and personal computer. You know the signs of phishing scams (including unfamiliar senders, poor grammar and misspelled words). And like most people who use the Internet today, you never open a suspicious e-mail or download files from a questionable website.

But what have you done to protect your iPhone, Android or tablet from cyber theft?

Many smart devices currently operate without anti-virus and malware protection. Although there haven’t been many high-profile fraud cases involving smart devices, opportunistic hackers are targeting these devices as the world of quick response (QR) codes grows.

Unfortunately, QR codes can also be used to commit fraud.

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