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QRLJacking: A new attack vector for hijacking online accounts

Discussion in 'Help Net Security' started by RSS, Aug 1, 2016.

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    We all know that scanning random QR codes is a risky proposition, but a newly detailed social engineering attack vector dubbed QRLJacking adds another risk layer to their use. Many web apps and services offer the option of using QR codes for logging into the service: chat apps like WhatsApp and Weibo, email service QQ Mail, e-commerce services like Alibaba and Aliexpress, and others. As detailed by Seekurity Labs researcher Mohamed Abdelbasset Elnouby, QRLJacking (i.e. … More →

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