QR code spam threat rises as most device users remain fully unaware

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New research shows that 74 percent of internet users have no idea of the risks from quick response codes. Seventy four percent of internet users have absolutely no idea that QR code spam exists, according to a G.M.X. commissioned survey. This lack of awareness has occurred despite the fact that the problem is becoming worse. Security experts from G.M.X., a European email provider, has detected a stark rise in the amount of QR code spam. The survey was commissioned in order to better understand whether or not device users understand…

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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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New QR code security system in Japan to help boost cashless transactions in the country

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Electronic payments have been slow to expand in Japan. A new QR code security system is in the works that could help cashless payments take off in Japan. The country wants to increase its number of digital transactions to not only reduce the number of cash transaction, but to also make it easier for the government to collect taxes with better efficiency. Japan wants to increase total digital payments of all transactions to 40% by 2025. In Japan, cashless payments have been slow to take off, with 80% of people…

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German company uses QR code authenticity check to fight against counterfeiters

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Bitzer adds quick response codes to packaging to prevent the pirating of spare parts. Bitzer, a German manufacturer of refrigeration and air conditioning technology, has added QR code authenticity checks to the packaging of its original spare parts. The unique digital codes are meant to help prevent product pirates from selling counterfeit parts. The German company has previously taken action against product pirates. This isn’t the first time Bitzer has used QR code authenticity checks to protect its products from being pirated. Since 2015, the company equipped its compressors with…

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Avenir Registrars’ new QR code feature is a first in the industry

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The QR code has been implemented to improve client security. UK-based Avenir Registrars Ltd, has announced its unique QR code feature, which the company has added to each one of its client’s share or bond certificates. The quick response codes will provide an additional layer of fraud protection as well as improve broker efficiency. The authenticity of share certificates issued by Avenir Registrars can now be validated by scanning a QR code. A provider of CREST (Certificateless Registry for Electronic Share Transfer) registrar services, Avenir’s new QR code feature enables…

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