Privacy Friendly QR Scanner

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The Privacy Friendly QR Scanner belongs to the group of Privacy Friendly Apps. The app supports its users in detecting malicious links: QR Codes provide new possibilities for an attacker, as QR Codes can contain malicious links, i.e. links to phishing webpages or webpages from which malware would automatically be downloaded. Therefore it is important to carefully check the link before accessing the corresponding webpage.

This app is optimized regarding the user's privacy. It only uses the device's camera in order to decode QR codes and barcodes.


Privacy Friendly QR Scanner belongs to the group of Privacy Friendly Apps and has been developed to provide a privacy friendly QR-Code/Barcode decoding application. More information can be found on


Further development requires Android Studio, we recommend to use at least version 3.4.2

API Reference

Mininum SDK: 17 Target SDK: 28

This app uses the help of the ZXing Projekt.


Privacy Friendly QR Scanner is licensed under the GPLv3. Copyright (C) 2015-2017 Philipp Rack

This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with this program. If not, see

The icons used in the nagivation drawer are licensed under the CC BY 2.5. In addition to them the app uses icons from Google Design Material Icons licensed under Apache License Version 2.0. All other images (the logo of Privacy Friendly Apps, the SECUSO logo and the app logo) copyright Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (2016-2019).


Markus Hau & Tatjana Albrandt

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