The danger of QR codes: QR codes are commonplace today. We now use them for everyday actions like downloading restaurant menus or taking advantage of an advertising promotion. Cybercriminals too use QR codes in emails to deliver malicious links to recipients who are tricked into scanning the code. The root problem? Generating a QR Code is simple and can be used for phishing campaigns of all sizes.
Hornetsecurity’s QR Code Analyzer: To stay one step ahead, Hornetsecurity has developed a feature which does far more than simply scanning QR codes. Our QR Code Analyzer is able to detect QR codes embedded in other images that can re-route to other malicious sites. Attackers may start using this trick to circumvent simple QR code scanning apps.
The QR Code Analyzer can detect QR codes at light speed and can analyze different types, including URLs and texts. It supports all common image types such as GIF, JPEG, PNG and BMP.