askST: How do you know if a QR code is safe to scan at eateries?

Pay attention to the URL of the website before clicking on it. ST PHOTO: DESMOND WEE
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SINGAPORE - Quick Response (QR) code menus, which were initially adopted to reduce the transmission of Covid-19 between staff and patrons in the food and beverage sector, are here to stay in the longer term.

By scanning a QR code, patrons are directed to a website where they can view the menu, order food and/or make payments. While it helps eateries in their business operations, it also raises questions about security when consumers scan such codes.

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