QRishing: The Susceptibility of Smartphone Users to QR Code Phishing Attacks

  title={QRishing: The Susceptibility of Smartphone Users to QR Code Phishing Attacks},
  author={Timothy Vidas and Emmanuel Owusu and Shuai Wang and Cheng Zeng and Lorrie Faith Cranor and Nicolas Christin},
  booktitle={Financial Cryptography Workshops},
The matrix barcodes known as Quick Response (QR) codes are rapidly becoming pervasive in urban environments around the world. QR codes are used to represent data, such as a web address, in a compact form that can be readily scanned and parsed by consumer mobile devices. They are popular with marketers because of their ease in deployment and use. However, this technology encourages mobile users to scan unauthenticated data from posters, billboards, stickers, and more, providing a new attack… CONTINUE READING
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