Secure your Android phone from hackers


By Rose de la Cruz


Security apps and stand-alone protection for phones, laptops, PCs and other devices are normally very pricey, which is why Filipinos tend to avail of those currently available for free but are usually also very risky to install.


In Kaspersky’s recent report, the Philippines ranked 10th in its global list of countries attacked by mobile malware last year. Kaspersky detected and blocked the mobile malware attempts against 26.8% of its users. 


Now for P1 a day per device, a person can secure his Android phones and be assure that no malwares or trojans can affect his device, or worse his entire data base at home or office.


Global cybersecurity company Kaspersky through iSecure Networks has teamed up with local financing company Home Credit to bring affordable Android mobile security to Filipino users.  


There are currently about 88.5 million Android users in the Philippines who use the Internet for 10 hours each day and are unfortunately extremely vulnerable to threats through their Android devices, whether it’s a mobile phone, smartphone or tablet.


Through Home Credit, Filipinos can now avail of Kaspersky Internet Security for Android for only P1 a day. Customers who will purchase any Android mobile phone or tablet through Home Credit financing can also avail of the special subscription rate.


This is the first time that the premium edition of Kaspersky Internet Security for Android is being offered to the Philippine market.  


“Building a cybersecurity culture is among our advocacies and this effort to bring Kaspersky Internet Security for Android to the Filipinos at a very affordable cost is one way we can help people get their data and devices protected. We are so pleased to have Home Credit get on board as one of our newest partners in the country. The availability of our Android mobile security via Home Credit will surely make it very easy and economical for the average Filipino mobile user, one of the heaviest Internet consumers in the world, to get extra help when it comes to securing his or her online activities,” said Mary Grace Sotayco, territory manager for Philippines at Kaspersky.


 “We’re happy to partner with Kaspersky in ensuring the security of our customers’ data and devices. Since mobile phones and tablets are vulnerable to cyber-attacks and security threats, it’s really important for us at Home Credit to provide our customers with a security solution that’s both affordable and accessible,” said Franchette Chingcuangco-Cardona, chief marketing and customer experience officer for Home Credit Philippines.


Filipino mobile users would find that their Android phones and tablets will get extremely useful advanced security from Kaspersky Internet Security for Android. It acts as a virus cleaner, automatically blocking malware on such devices, scans on-demand and in real-time for viruses, spyware, ransomware and Trojans.


The software locates and locks Android devices when lost or stolen and protects personal information from thieves, wiping it off from the device. Kaspersky Internet Security for Android also keeps financial information secure when shopping or banking online and filters out dangerous links and sites when an Android device is online.  


“We’re proud of this project. From a retail perspective, this is the first collaboration of its kind and we’re confident that this will help get more Filipinos to consider prioritizing their online security,” said Christopher Sy, president of iSecure Networks, the exclusive distributor of Kaspersky consumer products in the country.


From October 15 to November 30, Kaspersky is also giving away tickets to the latest Terminator movie as well as premium merchandise items to lucky Kaspersky customers.  


During this promo period, subscriptions of Kaspersky Internet Security for Android from Home Credit and any purchase of specially-marked 1-user, 3-user or 5-user Kaspersky Internet Security 2020 from participating retail outlets nationwide will earn for customers entries to win free Terminator movie passes and limited edition Terminator sunglasses and metal flask. 


Customers will get raffle entries by registering their purchases at Non-winning entries will be carried over to the next draw date. Raffle dates are as follows: October 24 &31, November 7, 14 & 21, and December 3, 2019.  


Movie passes won and claimed beyond the Terminator screening schedules do not have expiry dates which would allow winning customers to use it to watch another movie of their choice. 


The promo is open to all Filipinos nationwide, 18 years and older. There will be six raffle draws where a total of 90 winners are expected to be picked. 


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