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Are you using QR codes and assuming they are safe? Think again

13th September 2022

“Electric Vehicle charging stations with QR codes for payment by smartphone. …there is a risk of fraud by pasting over the code.” The German Payment Systems Initiative (IDZ) has commissioned a case study on e-charging stations in Europe. Amongst other things, it found that 32 charging providers used QR codes as a payment mechanism – […]

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The FBI agrees with Wessex Tech – You CANNOT trust QR codes

22nd January 2022

Regular readers will know my view on QR codes, the FBI have just published an advisory on the issue highlighting familiar points already made by me on this platform.   The recommendations made in the article will break business models – the outfits with custom QR apps now have a situation where the FBI discourage […]

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