Tag Archives: bar code

The Phisher King Goes To Jail

By | June 28, 2005

Another phisher jailed, and another example, if any were needed, of the Russian gravitional pull to such tricks. But there’s a backstory to this that all accounts have ignored. Here’s the meat, first, from The Register: An American who masterminded the UK part of a multi-million pound ID theft scam was yesterday jailed for six years. Douglas Havard,… Read More »

More On Camera Phones As Bar Scanners

By | January 20, 2004

Here’s more on a subject I looked at in December (and then promptly forgot about): Using your camera phone as a bar code scanner. Wired says there are at least four software companies that have released applications that let you take a photo of a bar code, which will then trigger the download of coupons, reviews and other… Read More »

News: Barcodes Fight Back

By | September 2, 2003

 I love this idea. The New York Times reports that James Patten, a graduate student in the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Media Lab, has come up with a digital tool that can scan the bar code printed on nearly any product, and indicate whether its corporate pedigree is blemished. The Corporate Fallout Detector “combines a bar-code reader with… Read More »

Column addon: RFID

By | July 31, 2003

  Further to my column in today’s FEER (subscription required) about the possibilities and pitfalls of Radio Frequency Identification, or RFID, here’s the full text of answers from Alan Melling, Symbol Technology’s Senior Director, of EPC Solutions.   What are the real benefits of this technology?    Without a doubt, the ability to achieve 100 percent real-time asset visibility without… Read More »