Information security challenge of QR codes

THOMPSON, N. and LEE, K., 2013. Information security challenge of QR codes. Journal of Digital Forensics, Security and Law, 8 (2), pp. 41-72. ISSN 1558-7215

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Abstract

The discipline of information security must adapt to new technologies and methods of interaction with those technologies. New technologies present both challenges and opportunities for the security professional, especially for areas such as digital forensics. Challenges can be in the form of new devices such as smartphones or new methods of sharing information, such as social networks. One such rapidly emerging interaction technology is the use of Quick Response (QR) codes. These offer a physical mechanism for quick access to W eb sites for advertising and social interaction. This paper argues that the common implementation of QR codes potentially presents security issues that must be considered by professionals in the area. It analyzes potential privacy problems with QR codes and studies a range of devices as they may have implications for the processes and procedures used by Information Security professionals.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Journal of Digital Forensics, Security and Law
Creators: Thompson, N. and Lee, K.
Publisher: Longwood University, Association of Digital Forensics, Security and Law
Place of Publication: Farmville, VA
Date: 2013
Volume: 8
Number: 2
ISSN: 1558-7215
Rights: © 2013 Association of Digital Forensics, Security and Law
Divisions: Schools > School of Science and Technology
Depositing User: EPrints Services
Date Added: 09 Oct 2015 10:14
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2017 13:23
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/9933

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