Burglary prevention QR code strategy designed to help car owners be more

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The Sanford Police Department is using a new strategy to help prevent car burglaries. Police officers in Sanford, Florida are hoping that their new burglary prevention QR code strategy will help remind car owners how important it is for them to lock their car doors and keep valuable items left in vehicles out of plain sight. The police have been leaving Vehicle Assessment Survey cards on parked cars. According to Sanford Police Captain Trekell Perkins, people have become desensitized to verbal warnings and catch phrase reminders (e.g. “lock it or…

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Instagram QR Code Nametag appears to be in testing stage

Instagram QR Code Nametag - Instagram Logo on Smartphone

The social media network is reportedly testing a tweak to its “Nametag” feature. An Instagram QR Code Nametag feature seems to be in a testing phase. This feature would depend on quick response codes to connect users, according to Mobilesyurp. It appears as though Instagram is interested in changing up how users share their Nametag with other users. Presently, Instagram (IG) offers a “Nametag” feature that shows an IG users’ username and IG logo in a white squire on a colorful background. This Nametag can be shared with other users…

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4ORT QR code scores patent for world’s first “fraud-free” dynamic quick response code

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The 4ORT has incorporated a panted algorithm into static QR codes. The 4ORT QR code features a globally patented algorithm that can tell if unauthorized access is being attempted through tailgating. The algorithm, which is integrated into a static quick response code, makes certain that a mobile user’s unique identities are securely stored within the code. This security measure makes duplication by fraudsters all but impossible. The user’s digital identity cannot be copied and is securely hidden within the code. Cape Town-based 4ORT uses its homegrown IP (Intellectual Property) to…

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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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