Wait… is that QR code malicious?

QR codes are pretty awesome right?  They are the new cool thing to stick on websites, menus, billboards, real estate signs, shirts, etc.

I mean you hold your phone up to them and they can give you a secret message, they can send txt messages from your phone, or give you a URL to visit.  Pretty stinking cool right?

Scan these on your phone and see what they do.

The only thing is that there is no way to tell a malicious QR Code from a good QR Code.  So if your QR code app doesnt tell you explicitly what it is going to do before it does it you should obviously look for a new app.

Hat Tip: SANS

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