“Kaspersky Lab” has released a secure QR-Scanner for iOS and Android




“Kaspersky Lab” has released an application that allows you to read information from the QR-codes and warn users about potentially dangerous links that are in them. Kaspersky QR Scanner is available for devices on iOS and Android.


Attackers are constantly coming up with tricks to lure users to a malicious site, warned of “Kaspersky Lab”. One of the newer – registration phishing or malicious links in the form of a QR-code. If you are an experienced user can recognize suspicious URL in text form, then determine the authenticity of the QR-code with the naked eye is impossible. The situation is aggravated by the fact that cybercriminals are not only replace the image with the codes of the web, but also physically glued fakes real QR-codes on posters and informational announcements. That is why the “Kaspersky Lab” have decided to extend its anti-virus technology and QR-codes.

The algorithm of the application Kaspersky QR Scanner in the company describes as “scan – scan – a transition.” Once in sight webcam is square QR-code, the application reads and checks the coded information. If the link leads to a phishing or malware site, the display device displays a warning. In addition to the addresses of sites scanner detects encrypted in the QR-code image and contact details, as well as allows you to quickly take the Wi-Fi-configure and connect the device to a wireless network.


Kaspersky QR Scanner has expanded its line of mobile custom products “Kaspersky Lab”, which today can be found solutions such as Secure Browser for iOS and Windows Phone, and Kaspersky Internet Security for Android.

Kaspersky QR Scanner app is available for free download in the App Store and Google Play.

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