Posts Tagged ‘QR Code’

Kaspersky QR Scanner – Make Sure QR Codes are not Malicious

Monday, February 2nd, 2015

QR Codes and shortened URLs both make me nervous; it’s a bad idea to click on anything if you don’t know where it’s gonna take you.

So-called QR Codes are very similar to shortened urls. The core similarity is that you don’t see where the link takes you when you activate it. QR Codes are used in many different locations and situations. On advertisement so that you can look up additional information about an offer, in shops, public transport, magazines and on websites. The recently released WhatsApp Web uses a QR Code for instance to link the account on your phone and the web interface.

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Verify that QR Code Destinations are Safe Before you Visit Them

Wednesday, June 18th, 2014

This has bothered me for some time now; before I click on a link, I want to know exactly where it will take me … and the same thing goes for QR codes too.

QR Codes are used in many different situations to provide mobile users with quick access to information. From being used in magazines as quick links to websites and services to advertisement or placement on product labels. It works by scanning the code with the device’s camera which usually results in information being displayed on the screen. If the QR code points to a url, it is displayed to the user. While that may be useful, there is usually no indication whether that url is safe or not.

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You Can Now Create QR Codes on duckduckgo.com

Tuesday, November 26th, 2013

I already knew that Duckduckgo was an incredibly versatile search engine, with many interesting capabilities … but I didn’t know that you could use the site to create those annoying QR codes that seem to show up in about every other advertisement these days.

So called QR Codes can be really useful to mobile users. Say, you want to open a web address on your mobile phone that is displayed on your desktop PC currently. While you could type the address into the mobile phone’s browser app, you could alternatively create a QR Code that represents it. Once created, you scan it to transfer the information that it contains to your phone, all without having to type on your phone.

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Create QR Codes with QR-Gen

Monday, February 27th, 2012

This looks helpful; QR Codes seem to be popping up in more and more places lately …

QR Codes, the QR stands for Quick Response, are images that contain messages that can be decrypted with specialized software. These codes are fairly common in the mobile phone world, where companies use them to direct users to their web offerings more easily. Instead of having to enter a web address manually, you could simply scan the code with your phone to be taken there directly without having to type a single letter.

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