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February 03, 2020, 03:07:05 PM
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When I was scanning QR code with Electrum wallet, it captured my image on camera. How does Electrum store video recordings made when their users are scanning QR codes? Is my identity already compromised?
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February 03, 2020, 03:11:08 PM
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It doesn’t store it. Don’t worry about is.

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February 04, 2020, 05:06:33 AM
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since Electrum is open source you can always go on GitHub and check the source code to see what it does with the scanned images or take the easier but less accurate route of going into your phone's memory, finding where Electrum is located and checking its files to see if it has stored anything such as the QR you just scanned.

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February 04, 2020, 07:14:56 AM
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Probably emails them to the local PD
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February 04, 2020, 07:33:55 AM
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When I was scanning QR code with Electrum wallet, it captured my image on camera. How does Electrum store video recordings made when their users are scanning QR codes? Is my identity already compromised?
LFMAO. If you had put your face infront of the camera instead of the QR code, of course its gonna capture your face. No doubt there ;p

Jokes apart, If you had downloaded the original electrum wallet, I am sure that your identity is safe. Videos/Photos are not stored while scanning. Moreover, you can double check as pooya suggested.
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February 04, 2020, 09:01:57 AM
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When I was scanning QR code with Electrum wallet, it captured my image on camera. How does Electrum store video recordings made when their users are scanning QR codes? Is my identity already compromised?
AFAIK, It does not capture any image and thus does not save any files. It performs a QR scanning process and then converts the result of that code to an address.
If the camera took any photo, check your wallet source.

Read more about How QR scanning work ---> https://www.fastprint.co.uk/blog/quick-response-codes-what-are-they-and-how-do-they-work.html

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February 06, 2020, 07:04:33 PM
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if you use phone app it just parse it instantly and not storing or sending anywhere.
you tattooed qr code on your face? Grin
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