Tag: QR code

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New form of phishing: What is quishing and why is it dangerous?

New form of phishing: What is quishing and why is it dangerous?

Phishing is a technique that is still commonly used by hackers even though the attack is years old. Small changes to the technique breathe new life into the phishing scheme each time. This mainly involves changing the medium. Whereas phishing was traditionally spread via email, hackers later switch... Read more

date4 months ago
QR code image-based phishing attacks on the rise

QR code image-based phishing attacks on the rise

The number of image-based phishing attacks in which attackers manipulate QR code has increased significantly. That's according to secure email provider Inky. According to researchers, with the rise of the QR code, the number of image-based phishing attacks has increased sharply, especially sinc... Read more

date11 months ago
WhatsApp can now migrate chat history via QR code

WhatsApp can now migrate chat history via QR code

WhatsApp has released new functionality for migrating chats to a new smartphone. This can now be done using a QR code. Migrating chat sessions from an existing smartphone to a new one is now faster and easier via a QR code. The messaging service announced this recently. To migrate the chats,... Read more

date11 months ago
KnowBe4 introduces susceptibility test for QR code phishing

KnowBe4 introduces susceptibility test for QR code phishing

Security awareness company KnowBe4 has introduced a new testing tool against phishing: the QR Code Phishing Security Test (QR Code PST). It allows organisations to identify employees who are most vulnerable to phishing attacks via QR codes. According to KnowBe4, phishing, spearphishing and imper... Read more

date12 months ago
Fraudulent QR codes increasingly threaten mobile devices

Fraudulent QR codes increasingly threaten mobile devices

Users of mobile devices are increasingly at risk of phishing when they scan fraudulent QR codes. There are also more and more compromised PDF, ZIP and IMG files in circulation and the number of malvertising campaigns is increasing. This is according to HP Wolf Security in a recent study. The stu... Read more

date1 year ago