Friday, May 3, 2013

5 Ways to Avoid a QR Code Scam

The QR code, those boxes full of digital dots and square blobs that you see on so many products and ads these days, has become the latest tool for spammers and malware crooks.

If you own a smartphone, you probably already know QRs, using your built-in phone camera to scan the code and then using a code reader to take you to a website where, supposedly, you'll get more information.

"QR" stands for "Quick Response" (sometimes also "Quick Read") and that's exactly what these multidimensional barcodes are for. They're supposed to save you the time and trouble of making a note of a website address by taking you straight there.

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