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Brett King
Brett King - Moven - New York 26 March, 2012, 14:48Be the first to give this comment the thumbs up 0 likes

So could this link. Doesn't mean all links or URLs are evil...

Robert Siciliano
Robert Siciliano - Safr.me - Boston 26 March, 2012, 14:54Be the first to give this comment the thumbs up 0 likes

Correct, but most people dont look at a QR code as a link. So heads up. 

Ketharaman Swaminathan
Ketharaman Swaminathan - GTM360 Marketing Solutions - Pune 27 March, 2012, 19:14Be the first to give this comment the thumbs up 0 likes

Agree with your suggestion #s 1, 2 and 4.

However, re. your suggestion #3, "Use a QR reader that offers you a preview of the URL that you have scanned so that you can see if it looks suspicious before you go there.", since it's customary to construct QR codes out of shortened URLs, I'm not sure how one can figure out if the URL looks suspicious or not. For example, a QR code for this blog post page (https://www.finextra.com/blogs/fullblog.aspx?blogid=6371) could be constructed out of its shortened version http://goo.gl/szlRT, which neither looks genuine nor suspicious.