Read This If You’re Thinking of Putting a QR Code on Your Site

Read This if You’re Thinking of Putting a QR Code on Your Site

The inventor of the QR code, a brilliant Japanese technical wizard called Masahiro Hara, is now jaded with his invention. This is something that happens all too often on the internet when an idea spreads around the globe and some malice, unintended by the inventor, starts to spread. It is what happened to Pepe the Frog, and Mr. Hara now feels it is happening with QR codes.  His main issue is that they are now being used for payments.  Why are QR Payments a Problem? Hara told Japanese Newspapers in…

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Skyrocketing use has led many people to overlook QR code security risks

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A recent study has shown that quick response codes are rising in use, but awareness is not. Consumers are increasingly scanning quick response barcodes, said a new MobileIron study, but they are not considering QR code security risks to the extent that they likely should. 64 percent of survey respondents said that they felt the barcodes made contact-free tasks easier. In a pandemic-struck world requiring more options for conducting tasks in a touch-free way, quick response barcodes offer a simple scanning solution to get the job done. However, these are…

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VerifyMe receives invisible QR code system patent in United States

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The U.S. Patent & Trademark Office has granted the patent for its verification tech solution. Digital technology solutions provider, VerifyMe Inc, has received a patent from the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office for the firm’s invisible QR code system. The company specializes in authentication, counterfeit prevention, serialization and tracking features. “This milestone is an important achievement for our Company, especially as the U.S. government and industries become more and more vigilant against counterfeit goods,” explained Patrick White, the VerifyMe C.E.O. upon the receipt of the patent for its invisible QR…

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QR code fraud warning issued by Belgian federal police

QR Code Fraud Warning - Cyber security

Consumers across the country are being warned about online scams using quick response codes. Federal police in Belgium have issued a new QR code fraud warning. It cautions smartphone and mobile device users about scams using quick response codes. Quick response codes have become central to certain types of scams allowing scammers to steal money. The QR code fraud warning was issued to everyone. That said, it was primarily meant to target anyone buying products or services online. For instance, those shopping in second-hand markets online were considered to be…

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