QR code with link to help page intended to come to the aid of users, but also offers potential attack methods for cyber criminals.
Every Windows user is familiar with the blue screen when the operating system runs into an error. This "Blue Screen of Death" (in short: BSOD) is set to be redesigned in the forthcoming Windows 10 summer update. A QR code is expected to give users the possibility of being able to search for the reason for the blue screen in the Microsoft help pages. However, besides a number of advantages, cyber criminals can also abuse this new technology. Experts at G DATA SecurityLabs have assessed the situation.