QR code login through GDM?
Patrick O'Callaghan wrote:
> On Fri, 2011-04-01 at 23:15 +0100, Sam Sharpe wrote:
>> On 1 April 2011 20:43, Patrick O'Callaghan<email@example.com> wrote:
>>> On Fri, 2011-04-01 at 21:02 +0200, Zoltan Hoppar wrote:
>>>> Hi Guys,
>>>> The question is simple: is there any possibility to use login with Cam
>>>> and QR code?
>>> The question would be even simpler if you didn't use obscure acronyms.
>> I think you are showing your age here...
>> QR Codes are not particularly obscure:
>> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/QR_code - You've probably seen them
>> around, you just didn't know what they were called.
>> Those of us with modern Cell Phones will find these partilcularly
>> familiar... they are certainly in common usage in the Tech community.
> Of course I've seen them. I only vaguely remember what they're called,
> and that they are probably going to disappear in favour of NFC (see
> recent news from Google, which has stopped supporting them). However I
> parsed the phrase as "(Cam and QR) code" which doesn't mean anything. I
> sit corrected, but I still say it's better to aim for clarity,
> especially when you're asking for help.
I am still not sure you know what QR codes are, they are images which can be
printed on visual media and displayed on any visual media from newspaper to cell
phone. NFC is a complex EM protocol requiring a lot more hardware to handle. I
somehow can't imagine NFC coupons in my (paper) junk mail, magazines, etc.
NFC supposedly will compete with credit cards, but I'm really doubtful about how
I would send NFC to or from a vendor for mail order, so I think the niche is
quick pay like the Mobil swipe key fob.
We might see QR replacing bar codes, but I'm not sure there's really an
advantage there, either. For login, they are pretty easy to copy, so might be
less secure than swipe cars or RFID devices. Good if generated by a one time
Bill Davidsen <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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