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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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QR Codes on Permanent Labels From NFi Brand, Identify Products and Much More

From MarketWatch Nameplates For Industry, Inc. (NFi) has introduced product identification labels that can be fully integrated with QR (quick response) codes and the full-color printing of custom graphics on a variety of substrates. These multipurpose QR code labels can be designed and produced for a wide range indoor and outdoor applications. NFi QR Code [...]

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Chrome extension reads QR codes right from your browser

From AGBEAT As the use of QR codes rise in various forms of marketing, it can be frustrating to see a QR code on a website that you wish to scan, but pulling your smartphone out, scanning the code and then transferring the URL to your computer either manually or through an app. This method [...]

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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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The Salvation Army of St. Petersburg, Florida Puts QR Codes on Red Kettles

From PRWEB The Salvation Army in St. Petersburg Fla., is moving into the digital arena by offering alternative ways to give by putting QR codes on all its red kettles in South Pinellas County. Donors will be led to an online kettle found athttp://www.onlineredkettle.org/SalvationArmyTampaBay. The Salvation Army in different markets is making it easy for [...]

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QR codes: from Hollywood to Shrinky Dinks, they’re here to stay

From CNet.com: Sitting down for an interview with Tower Heist actor Alan Alda, I was a little surprised to see he was wearing something that’s becoming a familiar sight here in New York — a QR code bangle. When I scanned it on my iPhone app or Android app, it took me to his site and instantly gave [...]

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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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