QR codes are finding their way into criminal scams

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Authorities have cautioned the public to watch out for a new form of mobile security fraud using quick response codes. Authorities from countries around the world are cautioning the public to pay attention to the QR codes that they are scanning and downloading when they are in public places, as certain versions can present a mobile security threat. It has been found that criminal gangs in China have been using a bogus quick response codes for devious purposes. A Chinese language newspaper, the United Daily News, has reported that the…

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Innovative QR code supermarket may be a hoax dreamed up by leading advertising agency

Busy Seoul Subway Station

Two months ago, a virtual grocery store showed up in a subway station in Seoul, South Korea. The store was packed with digital merchandise with each product having its own QR code. When scanned, the codes would open a virtual shopping cart on a user’s smart phone allowing for their items to be stored. From that point, customers could purchase their products, which would be delivered to their homes the next day. While the initiative is certainly innovative, it may have been a hoax, according to the Hankyoreh 21, a…

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