QR Codes, while popular, come with its own set of myths on its Security.
Top 4 Myths about QR Code Security.
In our last post, we covered the 10 amazing uses of QR Codes in the Industry. However there are many myths associated with QR Codes. We will demystify each of the. Here are the top four.
1) Myth # 1: The QR Code is just a fad that would go away.
No doubt, many marketers are using QR Code in their marketing material without much detailed thought. Since it makes access to complicated URLs and landing Pages easier, and can be scanned by any mobile phone, marketers do overuse them.
Having said that QR Code us being used for a variety of things from payments to document security to authentication. The very fact that mobile phone penetration is high and every mobile phone can read QR codes is a reason good enough to revisit this myth. After all, marketers are foretellers of the next big thing.
2) Myth # 2: Is QR Code just a simple URL redirection image?
From the early days of QR Codes when they were used for the sole purpose of redirecting the browser to, today you can do a lot more. You can make instant payments on a store, much like NFC. That is just one of the many complexes uses. You can secure your checkbooks to have your marks transcript embedded in that small code.
3) Myth # 3: The Capabilities of QR Codes are Limited
This is one of the biggest myths. Since at the extremely basic, QR codes can redirect to a URL (that is one of the many uses), the capabilities are as limited as the internet itself is. With HTML 5, gaining traction, there is a lot more that can be done with a QR code. Today large payment banks and payment wallets use QR codes to simplify mobile payments. One can secure checkbooks or transcripts with the QR Code. You can read the section “9 areas Why are QR Codes used today” below.
4) Myth # 4: QR Code Destinations Can’t be Changed Later
There is a lot of functionality that exists with QR codes. The simple off-the-shelf QR Code generator simple functions and does not leverage the full capabilities. However, using simple URL softeners and similar redirects, it is possible to change where a QR code leads someone without going back and reprinting it. This is possible because URL shortened or a redirect, the QR code doesn’t point at the final page.
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