A reader needs a little help
“I had downloaded a QR code reader, but having read warnings, deleted it. Since they are becoming more profuse, I wonder if you could please recommend a safe one for me to download.“
The good news is that if you have a newer Android or iPhone, you should have a QR code reader built right in. A QR code is a kind of barcode designed to take you to a website when you point a digital camera at it.
If you have a built-in QR code reader, once you focus on the code with your lens, you should see the option to tap to go to the website.
If you don’t have an installed QR code reader, one of the best-reviewed and respected apps is Kaspersky Security’s QR Code Reader which is available in both the Apple and Android App store.
The app not only reads QR codes but lets you know if they’re considered safe or not.