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QR Code Malware Picks Up Steam

From Dark Reading: As mobile marketers have latched onto the convenience and cool-factor of QR codes, hackers are starting to take advantage of these square, scannable bar codes as a new way to distribute malware. Like all mobile attack vectors, it is a new frontier that security researchers say is not extremely prevalent but which [...]

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QR Codes: How to Get More From Using a Quick Response Code

From The Huffignton Post: QR codes (or Quick Response codes) are those little boxes that look like warped chess boards that have popped up everywhere from print mailers and business cards to even bus stops. These bar codes on steroids allow businesses to take their advertising and make it immediately actionable. As a business, you [...]

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TPD Uses Social Media and QR Codes to Keep Holiday Shoppers Safe

From SouthTampaHydePark: In conjunction with the police mall operation, theTampa Police Department has partnered withWestshore Plaza and Old Navy to educate citizens with safety tips and allow them to save money at the same time through Quick Response Codes (QR Codes). TPD’s QR codes will be displayed on kiosks throughout Westshore Plaza with the message Stay Safe [...]

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How to avoid malware hiding behind QR codes

From HelpNet Security: As the use of QR codes becomes increasingly widespread, users should be aware that they are also becoming an easy way for malware peddlers to spread their malicious wares. Most people already know what QR codes are: a new type of “barcode” that can be used for a variety of purposes – [...]

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SkanzJr supplies QR codes for kids

From USAToday: Are you ready to let your kid have a QR code? The folks behind the QR Media Group sure hope so. The company has been selling Skanz branded wristbands, decals and iPhone 4 cases, each imprinted with a unique QR code. Scanning the code with a QR code reader (iPhone app or Android [...]

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QR Codes Provide New Way To Market Your Practice

Have you considered QR Codes to promote your accounting practice? QR (Quick Response) Codes are a black and white patterned square able to house specific information. QR Codes are showing up in Sunday newspapers, magazines and publications, on T-shirts, business cards, Web sites, blogs, and marketing collateral. Users are taking advantage of these to gain [...]

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QR Codes provide access to campus information

You know that your first time in a college campus can be complicated, trying to figure out where to go, where everything is, what events are coming up, it can be nightmarish. But many campuses around the US are now making use of QR codes to help newcomers find their way around easily and fast. [...]

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QR Codes And How They Can Benefit Marketers

While many people are still quite un-clear about what a Quick Response Code, i.e., QR Code is; major brands around the world such as Walmart and Starbucks are already implementing some pretty interesting advertising strategies by taking advantage of this tool. QR Codes are basically black modules that are designed on a white background with black square [...]

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QR Code Campaign Fights for Education Equality in Iran

The activist organization Can You Solve This? is using QR codes to raise awareness for education inequality in Iran. The grassroots initiative, launched in Berlin Saturday, is spreading QR codes on stickers, t-shirts and posters to attract people to the campaign by using QR Code readers to get to the information. “You really need to stand [...]

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How QR Codes Can Revolutionize the Way that We Shop

In South Korea, people can use their smart phones to purchase groceries. A company called Tesco has placed billboards with pictures of their products in subway stations, and each of the pictures has a QR code beneath it. Using their smart phones and a QR code reader, commuters can scan the QR codes into their phones and place [...]

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