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Malicious QR Code Intercepts Google Glass Data

Nice approach from Lookout: Hacking the Internet of Things for Good. From Mashable:

Google has fixed a security issue that enabled hackers to intercept data from Google Glass and even completely take over control over the device. The attack was based on Glass’ ability to automatically recognize QR codes, which can tell it to connect to a Wi-Fi network.

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Not going to be a big problem for most of us. But as we know Google Glass uses QR codes to setup and can use codes to connect to wifi networks. QR Codes: simplifying connectivity, sometimes even malicious ones. Google has since issued a fix.

Google has experience in this field having had a QR code based temporary login service in the past.

Google Launches QR Code-Based Login Security Measure

Google Launches QR Code-Based Login Security Measure