iPhone QR code security flaw corrected by new iOS 11.3.1

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Apple launched a new patch for its operating system – the fifth this year – correcting the quick response code issue. Apple has announced that the iPhone QR code security flaw that made headlines in March has been repaired. QR Code Press first reported on this issue on March 29, in the article “iPhone QR code reader issue sends users to malicious sites.” The issue was repaired in 2018’s fifth security patch update for the Apple operating system, iOS 11.3.1. macOS was also updated for the QR code security flaw,…

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iPhone QR code reader issue sends users to malicious sites

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An iOS camera app bug could direct users to malicious websites without their knowledge. A vulnerability in the iPhone QR code reader could potentially place users at a security risk. The camera app has a bug that could potentially send smartphone users to harmful sites. The recently discovered flaw is located in the camera app’s automatic QR code reading function. The flaw could make the iPhone QR code scanner display a link but send users somewhere else entirely. If users click the link displayed, they may or may not be…

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QR code fitness course takes off in Waco city park

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The quick response code signage has now been posted in 11 parks to help people with their daily exercises. In most situations, using a mobile device means you’re being inactive, but new QR code fitness course signs are helping to change that. Signage across 11 Waco city parks was posted as a part of a new workout program. The QR FIT Trail provides park users with a course created to offer fitness routines to people of all ages. The QR code fitness course is made up of a number of…

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Spotify QR codes change the sharing game among app users

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The music streaming service is adding Spotify Codes to its mobile app to simplify feature usage. New Spotify QR codes are helping the streaming service app to be more user friendly. The barcodes, called “Spotify Codes” are meant to make all the different spotify features simpler and more direct. The mobile app users can scan QR codes for every one of the songs to share the tunes they like. The Spotify QR codes work by providing a unique barcode for each song. That way, if they want to share a…

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QR code reader in Opera Mini browser gets a makeover

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Aside from the quick response code reader, the Android browser also has an enhanced download manager. The latest update for the Opera Mini browser for Android devices now features a range of updates and improvements, such as a better QR code reader, enhanced language support and a newly designed download manager. The language support now includes 90 new language options including 13 regional dialects from India. Now that the Tamil and Malayalam versions of the Opera Mini browser have been updated with new dialects, it means that it will be…

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Denso is at it again with QR codes scanning sophistication

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The company has launched a new reader mobile app that is designed to work even with small codes. Denso Wave Inc has maintained a consistent spot in the news with its innovations surrounding QR codes, and it has recently stepped up its efforts, yet again, by releasing a new mobile app that it has simply called “Q”. This barcode reader application is designed to make quick response codes more simple and accessible to scanners. Near the end of last year, QR Code Press reported on the FrameQR platform that Denso…

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QR codes are placed under the spotlight by Columbia Marketing

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Quick response codes are being applauded by marketers on an increasing basis, due to cost effectiveness. When it comes to use as a part of a mobile marketing strategy, QR codes have had a rough start, as marketers have struggled to be able to determine how exactly to get the most out of this very inexpensive method of adding virtually limitless digital content to print ads and product packaging. While many companies have seen considerable success with their barcodes, these results are inconsistent. The appeal for QR codes is considerable,…

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QR codes enhance Broomfield Veterans Memorial exhibits

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The displays now feature quick response codes that will allow visitors to use smartphones to learn more. The Broomfield Veterans Memorial Museum has now added QR codes to its various displays and exhibits that include everything from the Civil War to the Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. These quick response codes are designed to give visitors the chance to learn even more while they’re there. By scanning the QR codes with a smartphone or tablet, visitors to the museum are directed to YouTube videos that are relevant to each display…

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QR Code Detective: Are you using the best scanner?

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There are dozens, if not hundreds of quick response code scanning mobile apps available for smartphones. The mighty QR code can be found on everything from a can of peas at your local supermarket to an ad found in an in flight magazine on your way to the exotic vacation of a lifetime, and while they are designed to be quick and easy to use, your experience partly depends on your having selected the right scanner app. Regardless of whether you have an iPhone, and Android based smartphone, a BlackBerry,…

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QR codes could make digital magazine access simpler

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A new quick response code feature has been added to the PDF software from Flipbuilder.com. QR codes are becoming an increasingly common feature in print ads and product packaging, and Flipbuilder.com has now added these smartphone friendly barcodes to its PDF to HTML and PDF to Flash conversion software called Flip PDF in order to make it easier to access digital publications. The developers of the software have confirmed that the quick response code feature is now available. The option for QR codes has been worked into both Flip PDF…

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QR codes give Chinese historical buildings a high tech flair

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Visitors to the “Villa Community” located in Beijing’s Zuhui District near Hunan Road can scan the quick response codes. In Beijing, the area around Hunan Road in the Xuhui District called the “Villa Community” has now added a new feature using QR codes that is meant to provide visitors and locals, alike, with information about the historic buildings. To start, the quick response codes have been added to twenty historic buildings within the area. The QR codes can be scanned through the use of smartphones and they allow people to…

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