QR Codes Advantages and Dangers

Krassie Petrova, Adriana Romaniello, B. Dawn Medlin, Sandra A. Vannoy


Quick Response (QR) codes are two dimensional (matrix) codes that have been developed in ways that allow companies and individuals to sell or market their products, skills, and events quickly and easily. The code can be used to represent data such as a web address or map location that can be scanned quickly by a mobile device such as a smart phone. Tracking inventories and marketers were some of the first uses and users of QR codes because of the ease of deployment and low development cost. The use has also grown quickly amongst individual users who want to transfer information such as sending an invitation, providing details about an event, or even announcing a baby’s birth. While there are many advantages in the use of QR codes, there is a negative side that has resulted in end users discontinuing their use. Our paper discusses both the usefulness of QR codes as well as the inconveniences and dangers that they may pose.


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Paper Citation

in Harvard Style

Petrova K., Romaniello A., Medlin B. and Vannoy S. (2016). QR Codes Advantages and Dangers . In Proceedings of the 13th International Joint Conference on e-Business and Telecommunications - Volume 2: ICE-B, (ICETE 2016) ISBN 978-989-758-196-0, pages 112-115. DOI: 10.5220/0005993101120115

in Bibtex Style

author={Krassie Petrova and Adriana Romaniello and B. Dawn Medlin and Sandra A. Vannoy},
title={QR Codes Advantages and Dangers},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 13th International Joint Conference on e-Business and Telecommunications - Volume 2: ICE-B, (ICETE 2016)},

in EndNote Style

JO - Proceedings of the 13th International Joint Conference on e-Business and Telecommunications - Volume 2: ICE-B, (ICETE 2016)
TI - QR Codes Advantages and Dangers
SN - 978-989-758-196-0
AU - Petrova K.
AU - Romaniello A.
AU - Medlin B.
AU - Vannoy S.
PY - 2016
SP - 112
EP - 115
DO - 10.5220/0005993101120115