Incognia to boost mobile security by spotting QR code fraud

QR code fraud - mobile technology

The company uses geo-location data to help ensure users remain secure when scanning the barcodes. Mobile security experts have their eyes on QR code fraud at the moment, since the barcodes have exploded in popularity due to their affordability, ease of implementation and ease of use for several purposes. Quick response codes are used for everything from digital restaurant menus to mobile payments. It is in the area of contactless mobile payments that experts are particularly concerned about the potential for QR code fraud. These have surged in use this…

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QR code invention wins global impact in electronics award

QR Code invention - figures building QR code

The quick response barcode was first created in Japan by Denso Wave Inc. The initial QR code invention occurred in Japan. These barcodes date back to the 1990s and were created for a reason that has very little to do with how they are used today. This little oft mocked black and white barcode has just received an important award. According to the company behind the QR code invention, the barcode has received an award recognizing its impact on the world as a critical tool for sharing information. The company…

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Queen of Angels church QR codes promote physical distancing among congregants

Church QR codes - inside of church

The barcodes compensate for the lack of Missals in the pews or printed bulletins on posting boards. New Queen of Angels Church QR codes in Brooklyn are helping the clergy and the faithful to remain safer during service throughout the COVID-19 pandemic crisis. Gathering can be a risky activity and the Diocese of Brooklyn has suffered numerous illnesses and deaths. The pandemic has hurt both the clergy and the congregants in the Diocese of Brooklyn, requiring careful efforts for physical distancing and meticulous disinfecting practices. The Queen of Angels church…

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Amazon QR codes launch augmented reality experiences

Amazon QR codes - Amazon Box

The e-commerce giant is printing the barcodes on its boxes for use with a quietly launched app. Amazon QR codes are being added to the company’s shipping boxes to work with a new augmented reality (AR) application it recently quietly launched. The idea it to use the app to scan the barcodes for an “interactive, shareable” AR experience. The app is plainly called “Amazon Augmented Reality.” It uses the Amazon QR codes to provide a “fun way to reuse your Amazon boxes until you’re ready to drop them in the…

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Venmo payment app diversifies with credit card QR code launch

Credit card QR code - Venmo Credit Card

The mobile payments company has taken its first steps into the plastic card business with mobile features. Payment app Venmo, owned by PayPal Holdings Inc., has launched its first physical payment option with a credit card QR code prominently displayed on the front. The option to apply for this payment method is being rolled out in a gradual way. The cards themselves, featuring the credit card QR code, are issued by Synchrony Financial. The first wave of availability is to US consumers, according to the company. Cardholders can opt for…

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