Just because it’s popular doesn’t mean it’s smart

People are getting using QR Codes more and more (if you don’t know what a QR Code is, it’s the funky design you see people scanning with their phones which frequently takes them to a web site or provides them with some form of information). For some people it’s simply a cool way to get people to their web site, for others, it’s a way to provide information in a way that makes them feel special.

Personally, the idea of scanning a code that I don’t know to take me, potentially, to a web site I don’t know is absolutely ludicrous. You are exposing your phones contents, and anything connected to your phone to great risks. If you scan the ‘wrong QR Code” you could be exposed to viruses, people stealing your identity and much worse.

If you think it’s the cool thing to do, keep doing it but realize the unnecessary risks you are taking.

Have a great day!


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