Have scanned a QR code in past month


Have noticed an increase in QR codes since pandemic began


Believe QR codes make life easier in a touchless world


Want to see QR codes used more broadly in the future


Have concerns about QR codes but use them anyway

MobileIron conducted a consumer sentiment study to understand how QR codes are being used during the pandemic and uncover the risks that QR codes pose to end users and businesses. In September 2020, MobileIron canvassed the opinions of over 4,408 consumers across the U.S., U.K., Germany, Netherlands, France and Spain.

The study’s findings revealed that QR codes are rising in popularity and use, with 67% of respondents stating that QR codes make life easier in a touchless world and 58% favoring the greater use of QR codes. However, the study also revealed that many people lack security on their mobile devices and are largely unaware of the security risks posed by QR codes. A whopping 47% of respondents stated they do not have or do not know if they have security software installed on their mobile devices.

Scanning a QR code can do a lot more than open a URL. Check out this infographic for a full list of actions that QR codes can initiate.

Check out this infographic to see how people are increasingly scanning QR codes and putting enterprise resources at risk.


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Read the below blogs to learn more about the security risks of QR codes and how MobileIron can provide seamless and secure experiences.

Media Coverage

Check out the latest news articles featuring MobileIron’s survey stats and executive commentary on the security risks of QR codes.

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