QR Code Fraud is on the rise and it can effect consumers and business owners. These are great little codes, they are used in marketing, finance, and even in recreation. During the Covid-19 pandemic they have served as a way to transmit information to people in a touchless manner, such as in restaurants for menus. They are simple to print, easy to distribute, and provide a wide range of functionality from contact cards to financial transactions. Unfortunately, this makes them very appealing to those who wish to do you harm.
QR Codes have become so popular that security companies are planning to offer QR Code scanners that will scan the site before you go there. That all sounds great unless the programmer utilizes anti-scanning techniques to prevent detection, just like they currently do in your browser. While scanning programs can help protect you, if only 1% of all Facebook users wrote viruses, as an example, how could anyone keep up with all that code. We all know they are not full-proof, or nobody would ever get a virus who was using anti-virus. Anti-virus scanning products use a database and analytics to determine if a file is harmful. When a new virus, or other harmful content, is found they add it to the database to help protect you. What if your the one who found it, someone has to, and what harm could it cause? Anti-virus is kind of ironic in a way, it protects you against viruses, which are programs that run in the background taking up processor time, live on your computer taking up hard drive space and/or memory, and send data over your network taking up your bandwidth. So we protect ourselves with anti-virus software we install on our computer, taking up hard drive space and memory, it runs in the background taking processor time, and update itself over the internet taking up bandwidth. Having said that, viruses have been around since before the release of the floppy disc, and they are not going away, ever! Hence, the need for anti-virus.
The genApp platform is a new approach to delivering safe content to consumers. Keep in mind that nothing on the internet is safe, or secure, regardless of what tools you use to protect yourself. Hackers and scammers change their techniques to thwart the security measures implemented. Our technology controls both sides of the equation. The app you put on your device (the genApp Mobile Framework) and the content it reads (the app interface you wish to see). The genApp Mobile Framework is the part that has access to your hardware and data on your device. The genApp Mobile Framework does require some hardware access, such as your camera for scanning QR Codes and your storage for saving settings. We guarantee we have not written our app to do anything it shouldn't be doing with your data or hardware, nothing is running in the background, we do not even collect the email address tied to your device. The genApp API allows for app interfaces to be written for the genApp Mobile Framework to read and display. The QR Code scanner used within the genApp Mobile Framework verifies that the QR Code your scanning is a genuine genApp QR Code before it loads it for you to view. If a QR Code has the genApp logo on it, it's only an indicator that it's been designed for the genApp Mobile Framework, but it could have been created by someone with less than stellar intentions. The genApp mobile framework validates each QR Code that is scanned to insure it's genuine. If the QR Code is fraudulent the genApp Mobile Framework will alert you to the potential danger. There is no scanning required and no database to check because it's a closedd system controlled by us.
So why would a business want to use such a platform for their needs?
Most Importantly, a genApp Mobile App tells the consumer you care about their privacy, data, and identity.
If you want to learn more about the risks that come with scanning QR Codes without The genApp Mobile Framework view the results in this search for QR Code Fraud.