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Boston docs use Google Glass and QR codes to identify patients

QR codes link the patient to their medical records and their current condition, which under high-pressure situations has been life saving. It also keeps their docstors hands free to work, but also aids infection control.


Malicious QR Code Intercepts Google Glass Data

Nice approach from Lookout: Hacking the Internet of Things for Good. From Mashable:

Google has fixed a security issue that enabled hackers to intercept data from Google Glass and even completely take over control over the device. The attack was based on Glass’ ability to automatically recognize QR codes, which can tell it to connect to a Wi-Fi network.

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Not going to be a big problem for most of us. But as we know Google Glass uses QR codes to setup and can use codes to connect to wifi networks. QR Codes: simplifying connectivity, sometimes even malicious ones. Google has since issued a fix.

Google has experience in this field having had a QR code based temporary login service in the past.


Generate a big QR code, frame it, and have your friends scan at their leisure to snag your digital network’s information. It beats shouting out that no, it’s in fact a capital k, lowercase c, and that the l is actually a 1. No, the second l. Wait, I’ll just type it in for you.

Here’s what Redditor ‘thatshitischurchyo‘ put up in his house:

(via Today’s Life Hack: Big QR Codes for WiFi)

B&WS covered a similar app/project previously called WifiJoiner. The simplification of a tedious problem.

Meme Collision Produces 2D Code Stencils

Meme Collision Produces 2D Code Stencils