QRLJacking or Quick Response Code Login Jacking is a simple social engineering attack vector capable of session hijacking affecting all applications that rely on the “Login with QR code” feature as a secure way to login into accounts.
In a nutshell, the victim scans the attacker’s QR code which results in session hijacking.
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The technical paper clarifying everything about the QRLJacking attack vector can be found directly via our Wiki.
Vulnerable Web Applications and Services
There are a lot of well-known web applications and services which were vulnerable to this attack until the date we wrote this paper. Here are some examples (that we have reported) including, but not limited to:
WhatsApp, WeChat, Line, Weibo, QQ Instant Messaging
QQ Mail (Personal and Business Corporate), Yandex Mail
Alibaba, Aliexpress, Taobao, Tmall, 1688.com, Alimama, Taobao Trips
AliPay, Yandex Money, TenPay
Passport Services “Critical”
Yandex Passport (Yandex Mail, Yandex Money, Yandex Maps, Yandex Videos, etc…)
Mobile Management Software
MyDigiPass, Zapper & Zapper WordPress Login by QR Code plugin, Trustly App, Yelophone, Alibaba Yunos
Attacking WhatsApp Web Application and performing a MITM attack to inject a bogus ad including WhatsApp QR Code
Credit : Mohamed Abdelbasset Elnouby