Avenir Registrars’ new QR code feature is a first in the industry

QR Code feature - Signing Certificate

The QR code has been implemented to improve client security. UK-based Avenir Registrars Ltd, has announced its unique QR code feature, which the company has added to each one of its client’s share or bond certificates. The quick response codes will provide an additional layer of fraud protection as well as improve broker efficiency. The authenticity of share certificates issued by Avenir Registrars can now be validated by scanning a QR code. A provider of CREST (Certificateless Registry for Electronic Share Transfer) registrar services, Avenir’s new QR code feature enables…

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QR Codes to Offer 3D Printed Objects New Anti-Counterfeiting Protection

QR Codes - 3D Printing Machine

Ensuring that a printed item is the real thing is now possible, thanks to the scientists who built an “exploded” QR (quick response) code into it. The number of products manufactured via 3D printing keeps increasing, therefore the potential for counterfeiting those products also rises. That is where QR codes come in. Quality Parts in 3D Printing Services Engineering scientists at the New York University have developed a system which tells 3D printers to include hundreds of tiny elements, made of inert materials located in the objects’ layers as they…

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China’s QR code security joins ongoing measures violating human rights

QR Code security - China under fire for violation of human rights

China has installed QR codes on the doorplates of Uyghur Muslim homes. China has now added a QR code security measure to its mass security crackdown on Uyghurs, a majority-Muslim Turkic population, living in the western part of Xinjiang, an autonomous region in China. The two-dimensional qr code has been added to the doorplates of Uyghur homes, with the codes containing personal information about the occupants, Human Rights Watch (HRW) reported. The codes were installed on homes more than a year ago. The “smart” doorplates are scanned by Officials before…

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Trend Micro QR Scanner improves QR code scan security

Trend Micro QR Scanner - Hand - Mobile Phone - Block Dangerous Site

Android users can safely scan quick response codes. The newly launched Trend Micro QR Scanner, enables Android users to scan QR codes safely and easily. It has been designed to provide the highest quality URL safety checks on every code a user scans. The free QR scanner app helps to protect mobile devices from malicious content. Scanning QR codes is a fast and easy process, which is one of the reasons why quick response codes have grown in popularity over the years. However, this doesn’t mean that every one of…

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iPhone QR code security flaw corrected by new iOS 11.3.1

QR code security flaw - Security Fix

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

iPhone QR Code Scanner - Security Threat - Malicious site

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 parking solution helps to secure vehicles within the city

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Police in Islamabad recently implemented a new solution designed for smartphone using drivers. A new QR code parking technology has been installed by police in Islamabad, for the purpose of making it safer and more secure for drivers to park their vehicles. The new tech is called Park Secure and is meant to provide easy to scan parking codes. The police announced the use of the Park Secure QR code parking technology which now secures all public parking areas in the city. The Park Secure system is designed to digitally…

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QR codes are changing the way everything is done in India – Should we do the same?

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As the country works hard to go cashless, the use of quick response codes has spiked. India has managed to take lowly QR codes and make them a central part of the way things function. While the main spotlight has been focused on the quick response codes used in mobile payments transactions, the country is taking their use much further. You can scan a QR code to avoid using cash when buying from many merchants, but now other tasks use barcodes, too. Recently, the Kolkata Metro announced the upcoming use…

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QR code generator made by hacker functions as airport lounge pass

qr code generator air boarding payments

Everyone who has doubted the security of quick response codes is currently pointing at a sizeable hack. Airports are usually considered to be areas where security levels are quite high, but a hacker recently used a QR code generator to gain access to a fancy airport lounge. The lounges typically require passengers to carry first class tickets. This hacker created spoofed QR codes to dodge the expensive booking. The hack was conducted from within the airport and used a custom Android app created on the spot. Fortunately, the incident was…

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