Malicious QR codes growing – Consumers may need to take steps to protect themselves

QR Code Security

As QR codes continue to grow more popular with consumers, they are also growing more popular with hackers. The codes have become a very lucrative malicious tool for hackers looking to exploit their popularity. More codes are beginning to appear containing malicious content that can put a smart phone user’s important information at risk. The content embedded in QR codes is impossible to tell until after the codes are scanned. There are, however, some measures smart phone users can take to protect themselves. QR codes can only be scanned using…

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Slovakian startup uses QR codes to help people learn new languages

Lingibli Mobile App

Learning a new language can be a daunting task. It can be difficult to pick up a foreign tongue for those with complicated schedules. In an effort to make the learning process as simple as possible, Slovakian startup Lingibli has adopted QR codes for their new service. The company seeks to teach people the fundamentals of language using only 100 words from that language. Using QR codes, smart phone users will get an immersive lesson in whatever language they choose to learn. Immersion is widely considered amongst linguists to be…

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