QR code which stands for quick response has been quite a boon for us. They have become so popular and are literally used everywhere and by everyone it is because it is very convenient, fast and touch less way to transfer information.You can find them anywhere in restaurants, shops, product packages etc. All we have to do is scan and boom the information is transferred but nowadays as even that can cause us a serious damage.
Like it or not internet has become quite an unsafe place , you cannot store your data on internet and feel completely safe because you know there are some wrong factors out there who could easily steal and missuse it , same thing has happened with QR codes. Recently cyber security cell has released information on this issue, Since QR code are easy to generate thus some hackers alter the codes in such a way that the moment you scan them or click them your whole mobile data gets transferred to them including everything that is stored on your mobile like passwords, images , personal files etc. Even if you sometimes use it for transaction purposes scan such fake QR can literally transfer all the money in your account to their without your knowledge. Recently a user got trapped in this problem but thankfully his bank were aware enough and prevented the whole money from getting transferred.
So be aware in case someone forwards you some QR or a link tells you to scan a QR to go forward on website don’t fall in such trap and only scan until you are 100% sure.