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

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

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 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 … Read entire article »

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QR code generator made by hacker functions as airport lounge pass

QR code generator made by hacker functions as airport lounge pass

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 … Read entire article »

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QR codes stir up controversy in Pennsylvania court

QR codes stir up controversy in Pennsylvania court

Certain quick response codes that are visible on an envelope’s face have been found to violate the FDCPA. The United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania has ruled that QR codes that can be seen on the face of an envelope and that have an account number embedded within them are in violation of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA). When visible quick response codes are used in conjunction with account numbers they … Read entire article »

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QR codes and smartphones to help protect credit card data

QR codes and smartphones to help protect credit card data

A new system will use these technologies in an effort to block card skimming practices. A new system has now been developed using QR codes and smartphones to help to overcome the current problem being faced by skimming devices that can read credit card numbers as a consumer makes a purchase at a vending machine or other kind of automated kiosk. The goal is to try to use technology commonly carried by consumers in order to overcome … Read entire article »

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New tech based on QR codes motivates investors

New tech based on QR codes motivates investors

A tweaking of quick response codes let consumers authenticate products with a smartphone scan. A company called Expander has just managed to develop a technology based on QR codes in order to mark various products with unique fingerprint-like barcodes that will give consumers the ability to verify their authenticity in a way that would be nearly impossible for scammers to be able to replicate. This led to a pitch by Ollie Langridge that was exceptionally impressive to … Read entire article »

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QR codes could protect national security

QR codes could protect national security

While quick response codes are best known for their marketing uses, researchers are now seeing new potential for the barcodes. While the most popular use of QR codes is, by far, in packaging and marketing, to ensure that consumers will be able to obtain the very latest information about a product or brand and its promotions, university researchers have recently revealed that they feel that these barcodes could do a lot more than just sell products. A … Read entire article »

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QR codes tech patent granted to Viscount Systems

QR codes tech patent granted to Viscount Systems

This new technology makes it possible for smart mobile devices to provide advanced physical access control. Software company with a focus on logical and physical security solutions, Viscount Systems Inc. has recently announced that it has been awarded a patent for its QR codes technology (U.S. Patent 8941465 B2). That patent allows quick response codes to be used to gain physical access control through devices like smartphones. This patent is a component of its greater Freedom Access Control … Read entire article »

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New app tries to make QR codes safer to scan

New app tries to make QR codes safer to scan

The Kapersky scanner application has been designed to add another layer of protection for smartphone users. As QR codes have become commonplace in advertising, packaging, and a number of other uses, they have attracted the attention of people who would use them for malicious purposes, as seems to be the case of virtually every other kind of technology that is increasing in use. The struggle presented by quick response codes is that scanning takes the user to … Read entire article »

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QR codes use at Trinity College teach an online privacy lesson

QR codes use at Trinity College teach an online privacy lesson

A mysterious quick response code was displayed at various places throughout the University campus. Over the short while, QR codes have been posted at a number of different spots across the campus of Trinity College, Dublin, as a type of projection that has left students, staff, and faculty members wondering where it could lead and who was behind it. When scanned, these quick response codes led to a website requesting the device user’s personal details. Over a short … Read entire article »

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