QR code security update needed, says Quick Response code creator

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Japanese engineer, Masahiro Hara, vows to strengthen the safety of the system. Hara, the creator of the 2D code, says that improved QR code security is needed since it has become so popular and is now being widely used as he hadn’t expected for various applications all over the globe. Now that it is a worldwide multipurpose application utilized in a variety of fields, including cashless payments via smartphones, Hara wants to strengthen the safety of the system. The QR Code is celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2019. The quick…

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Unencrypted QR Code violates Fair Debt Collection Act

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Debt collection agency MRS BPO LLC. Is under fire for the improper use of a QR code. A unanimous three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit ruled that an unencrypted QR code that MRS BPO added to a collection letter sent to a customer (Ms. Donna DiNaples), was in violation of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA). The offending quick response code was linked to the woman’s account number and had been printed on the outside of the envelope, allowing it to be scanned…

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7-Eleven rolls out mobile checkout option in New York

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Manhattan residents and visitors can now checkout even faster at the 7-Eleven. 7-Eleven, the Texas-based largest chain in the convenience-retailing industry, has announced Mobile Checkout, available at its convenience stores in Manhattan, New York City. This newly introduced mobile payments option lets customers skip the checkout line and pay for their purchases via the 7-Eleven app. The mobile shopping experience has been integrated into the 7Rewards loyalty program. The new Mobile Checkout service has been integrated directly into the 7Rewards loyalty program, which is part of the 7-Eleven app. In…

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Ghana Universal QR code to roll out to help speedup use of digital payments in country

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Ghana becomes latest nation to announce upcoming launch of a universal QR code payment system. A Ghana universal QR code will be rolling out across the West African nation later this year. The country’s government wants to push the adoption of digital payments and hopes the universal quick response code-based payment system will help. The goal is to make it easier for businesses to accept electronic payments. The Ghana universal QR code, which is planned to be introduced in the fourth quarter of 2019, was announced by Ghana’s vice president,…

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QUICKOM QR code seeks to replace conventional phone numbers

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QUICKOM makes it easy to call people directly by scanning a QR code. QUICKOM QR code has been designed to connect people using an inbound communication system built on a quick response code for call centers and personal transactions. The QR code solution was built by decentralized communications specialist Beowulf and aims to provide anonymous communications, privacy control and flexibility. QUICKOM has been designed to give control over communications back to the user. Focused on delivering privacy and ease of connectivity, QUICKOM has been developed to bring call center capability…

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