The most read Qryptal blog posts of 2020 are here...

and this is an eclectic mix of topics...

[Part 1]

2020 has been a year that shook the world. With organisations going through a complete reboot, work from home becoming the new normal, we saw our internet traffic double and had a lot more engagement with our visitors. We continued to publish regular blog posts, and a lot of them were Covid related. Almost all of them saw good traction.

Here are the blogs that caught the attention of our readers and visitors in 2020. Some of these are old posts but continued to see the renewed interest this year too.

1. How does one tell if passports and visa documents are genuine?

2. Another massive certificate scam…..

3. This is what health authorities can do for COVID-19 test results and reports

4. How Screenshots become scam shots…

5. Are Fake Marriages Certificates Still A Thing Today With All The Modern Technology?

6. An elegant solution to address the problem of fake cheques

7. Secure Driving Licence from Identity theft

8. Ten amazing uses of QR Codes in the industry that you may never have guessed

Lets look at each of these again in detail

1. How does one tell if passports and visa documents are genuine?

Passports and visa documents have many built-in security features. However, only the immigration authorities who have the equipment can verify these documents. You and I have no means of knowing if the document is genuine. That makes it a target for identity theft. What if there is a simple solution to make it easy for anyone to verify such documents? Read More…

2. Another massive certificate scam…..

A tsunami in the high seas, with 3,762 seafarers jettisoned for this crime When India’s Directorate General of Shipping served show-cause notices to over 3,762 seafarers, for fake qualification certificates, it is bound to make headlines. The entire country’s reputation as a supplier of quality seafarers to the global shipping industry has taken a massive hit with the country’s maritime administration issuing notices to seafarers who allegedly secured qualification certificates without attending classes. Read More…

3. This is what health authorities can do for COVID-19 test results and reports

Enabling instant verification of Covid-19 test results without the need for network connectivity The unfortunate outbreak of Coronavirus has significantly impacted the world over the last few months. Almost all countries are affected and are seriously looking at ways to control the spread of the Coronavirus. Among the precautionary steps taken is in the area of travel advisory and preparedness to and from and from affected countries - especially the severely affected ones. Read More…

4. How Screenshots become scam shots…

When a screenshot as proof of payment becomes a scam shot When screenshot as proof of payment becomes a scam shot, it is time for you to act. In today’s world of online transactions and money transfers, screenshots of payments, have turned into a standard method for the merchant / third party to initiate delivery or fulfilment of the transaction. However, some fraudsters have managed to game the system by coming up with fake screenshots and dupe the merchant / third party. Read More…

5. Are Fake Marriages Certificates Still A Thing Today With All The Modern Technology?

Marriages of convenience have existed since times immemorial. A typical example would be a marriage with a foreign national to obtain a country’s citizenship. Most of these marriages would only exist on paper where one party is paid to sign the legal document for accepting the other as a spouse. And these documents would be presented to the authorities to get the country’s citizenship. Such blatant attempts at bypassing the immigration law have resulted in convictions as well. Read More…

6. An elegant solution to address the problem of fake cheques

Much as it may sound ironic that we are talking about cheque fraud in an era of high technology and immediate payments, this problem is very real, even in today’s world. Cheque fraud can take several forms — counterfeit/ fake cheques, altering beneficiary details fraudulently or genuine cheque with a forged signature. In this article, we will mainly focus on the first problem of counterfeit or fake cheques. Incidents involving counterfeit cheques occur with regularity, while banks and regulators keep updating the security features and specifications to identify genuine cheques. Read More…

7. Secure Driving Licence from Identity theft

The problem: the scourge of fake and tampered IDs The menace of counterfeit driving licences is prevalent across every country in the world. Not only are the large fleet operators affected as in the past, but with services like Uber, Lyft and Ola popularising cab sharing, the problem has only escalated. It translates into a significant loss of life and damage to property for both the driver and the passengers. Read More…

8. Ten amazing uses of QR Codes in the industry that you may never have guessed

Ten amazing uses of QR Codes in the industry that you may not have known. As you may have observed, QR codes are two-dimensional barcodes and are much more useful than standard barcodes. QR codes can store (and digitally present) much more data, including URL links, geo coordinates, and text for the same size, compared to regular 2D barcodes. A significant advantage of QR Codes is that instead of requiring a chunky hand-held scanner to scan them, almost all modern cell phones can scan them with the use of a simple app/QR reader. Read More…


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