The June edition of the OUCH! security awareness newsletter is out.  This month we focus on URL Shorteners and QR Codes.  While these technologies are not what I would consider a high priority risk (compared to some of the other human risks we see) what makes these technologies unique is many people do not know what they are or how they work.  As a result, many people are not aware that there are any risks to using them.  As such, we thought it would be good to give an overview of what URL Shorteners and QR Codes are, how they work, and some simple steps you can take to protect yourself against their risks.  Download and share OUCH! with your friends, family and co-workers. OUCH is translated into over twenty languages and now supports the English version in both PDF and EPUB format.  If you have any ideas or suggestions for OUCH please let us know at