Now a days QR codes (Quick Response Code) has become very much popular due to its fast readability and large storage capacity and retailers often provide them in their products or ads to give quick information about them. By scanning it, you can also open the webpage on a mobile phone without typing the long URLs in the address bar. However in some cases it may contain some suspicious information and can redirect you to a malicious website. So here’s the big problem how to avoid such kind of malicious websites and how to know that the particular QR code is safe or not?
Use Unfurlr to overcome this problem
We should thank to Unfurlr, which is an online tool that helps us to unmask the long URLs hiding behind short URLs. It offers a QR scanner app for both iPhone and Android mobile phones. It won’t just reveal the URL hidden inside a QR code but it also gives a security report suggesting if the underlying web site is safe or not which is not applicable for other QR Codes scanner.
You can use Unfurlr on your mobile to scan links found in email messages and chat messages for badware as well. Just copy the link to the clipboard, launch Unfurlr app and it will automatically offer you an option to scan the link available in the clipboard.