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Traditional barcodes to be replaced with QR-style 2D codes by 2027


The familiar barcode square filled with thin and thick vertical lines has been around for decades. It's used universally on consumers products, but its functionality is limited compared to the 2D versions, which can hold a lot more information that is encoded on both the horizontal and vertical axes. Read Entire Article

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The original Barcode Scanner app, seemingly mistaken for malware, is getting review-bombed

The Verge

One of the first Android apps — ZXing Team’s Barcode Scanner, an app that predates the first official release of Android itself — is currently getting review-bombed on the Google Play Store. I redownloaded the OG Barcode Scanner app today for the first time in many years. Right now, ZXing Team’s Barcode Scanner app sits at a solid 4.0

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Scandit raises $80 million to power mobile barcode scanning with AR and computer vision

Venture Beast

Scandit, a company that develops mobile barcode scanning and computer vision technology, has raised $80 million in a series C round of funding. Read More.

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Amazon is ending support for the Dash Wand barcode scanner

The Verge

Amazon is ending support for its Dash Wand, an Alexa-enabled device that let shoppers scan grocery barcodes and order household essentials from their homes. Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge. In an email to users, the company said the devices will no longer be supported as of July 21st.

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InfoSec Leaders Share in Podcast Interview at SecureWorld Philadelphia

SecureWorld News

BarCode podcast host Chris Glanden moderated the session, and the podcast recording was released today. Find the recording on the BarCode website , on Apple Podcasts , or on YouTube. The 40-minute episode is packed with insights on the latest and greatest in cybersecurity. Glanden serves up the specialty cocktail of the day, the "CISO."

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Barcode-Scanning App for Android Pushed Malware Onto Millions of Phones


A popular app has been removed from Google Play after it was discovered to have delivered trojanized malware onto millions of users’ phones via an update. Read more.

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Uptycs Identifies New Ransomware Binary Targeting Linux

SecureWorld News

RaaS was brought up as a key problem during a recent BarCode podcast recorded at SecureWorld Philadelphia last month. Find the session recording on the BarCode website , on Apple Podcasts , or on YouTube. Its locker ransomware infects Linux, NAS, and ESXi hosts and appears to be inspired by Babuk ransomware's leaked source code."

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