Nearly a third of Wi-Fi networks are unsafe, says Kaspersky Lab

Designed to protect user data transmitted via the internet, Kaspersky Lab has introduced its new application, Kaspersky Secure Connection for Android.

For convenience and maximum user protection, the app’s critical feature is called adaptivity, which enables traffic encryption automatically, depending on the Wi-Fi networks level of security.

Kaspersky’s traffic encryption is created to secure sensitive photos sent online, private correspondence and secures passwords, which cyber criminals “may utilise as a trap”, because according to its research, 28% of global Wi-Fi networks are unsafe.

Kaspersky Secure Connection allows 200MB of free encrypted traffic per day, and My Kaspersky portal users will receive 300MB per day for free.

Andrei Mochola, head of consumer business at Kaspersky Lab, said: “Mobile devices are most often used to connect to unfamiliar Wi-Fi networks, which makes traffic encryption imperative.

“We are pleased to present a solution to protect data transmission on the most popular mobile operating system in the world. Now mobile users can be sure their financial operations and precious data are protected regardless of their location. We are planning to offer a similar solution for iOS devices by the end of the year.”

Kaspersky Secure Connection is not available to download and activate in the following regions because of legal restrictions: Belarus, Oman, Pakistan, Qatar, Iran, UAE, Saudi Arabia, China and Hong Kong.

Written by Leah Alger