There’s a pretty good chance you’ve scanned a QR code with your smartphone. QR is short for “quick response.” Hidden in those lines are embedded code only your smartphone can read that points it to a new location on the Web. Online marketing gurus are singing the digital praises for the inexpensive cost with maximum return on investment.
Taking your smartphone to a new site certainly can seem cool if you trust the source. But experts believe it’s just a matter of time before hackers are able to hijack this clever code, taking you someplace you didn’t plan on going. The results could be a nasty virus, botnet, or malicious code that records your personal information, your location, even your bank account numbers.
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