Mobile malware is present across all platforms. Whether you’re using Android, iOS or Windows Phone, you’re exposed to multitude of malwares and vulnerabilities that are developed to steal information. This fact isn’t just a nod to the significantly decreasing market share of PCs, but also the glaring shift of malware developers to mobile devices. Tablets and phones are increasingly a target of cybercriminals

According to Bryan Sat, Business Development Manager for South East Asia – Philippines, during today’s launch of Kaspersky Mobile Security and Tablet Security at Outback, Glorietta 4, “PC market is significantly shrinking. Kaspersky believes that this is the perfect time to introduce security for the growing market of phones and tablets.” More online communications and transactions are happening on tablets and phones – accessing the Internet is no longer unique to PCs.

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Due to lots of “interesting” things contained in mobile devices – such as messages, work emails, contacts, photos , GPS coordinates, etc – it makes it one of man’s most valuable asset. Thus, minute gap of inattentiveness to our mobile devices could entail devastating personal security nightmare. Aside from losing the device, someone could also possibly steal your personal information and use such to your disadvantage.

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Mobile Security Software for Android Devices

Mobile malware is predominantly related to Android devices due to the large volume of devices powered by Google’s mobile OS. As a matter of fact, the number of mobile (and Android) malware in 2012 has grown exponentially. 99% of all the mobile malware that Kaspersky Labs detects every month is designed for Android.
Mobile Malware
This is the reason why Kaspersky Labs launched Mobile Security and Tablet Security specifically for Android devices. These applications  are both designed to help protect data stored in smartphones and tablets, even if the device is lost or stolen. Both products are available at Google Playstore for quite some time now, but it is now available for PHP560 each starting August 1, 2013 in major IT stores nationwide.
Consumers have the option to buy Mobile Security and Tablet security via Playstore for PhP210+ and PhP430.75 respectively. You will shell out more when you buy these products via IT stores nationwide at the exchange of a more extensive customer service support.

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 Here are the key features of the 2 products:

Kaspersky Labs Mobile Security Features

The free version of both products obviously have limited but definitely useful features. Definitely, the Anti-Theft Protection is readily available whether you download the free version or buy the paid version. Anti-Theft protection has the following features:

For Smartphones (Mobile Security)

  • Blocks, wipes or locates your lost or stolen phone — even if the SIM card is replaced
  • Identifies unauthorized users of missing phones with a “Mugshot” by secretly taking their picture
  • Makes your phone emit an alarm — even if it’s on silent mode
  • Provides personal web-based control center for remote interaction with anti-theft features
  • Blocks unwanted calls and texts from unknown numbers
  • Ensures you receive only the calls and texts that you want to receive

For Tablets (Tablet Security)

  • Blocks access to your tablet if it’s lost or stolen and locates it with Google Maps
  • Remotely cleans your tablet, wiping it of your personal information
  • Allows for remote activation of an alarm that can only be deactivated with your secret code
  • Identifies unauthorized users with a “Mugshot” feature that secretly takes pictures
  • Provides a personal account for remote anti-theft management

The only loophole we see here is the requirement for the smartphone or tablet to be connected to the internet for some features to work well. When asked about the software’s support on multiple devices, Mr.Jesmond Chang, Assistant Manager for Corporation Communications, said that additional licenses for Android phones that are tied up to your Play Store account may be bought via Kaspersky’s website.

Since we received premium versions of these 2 products, we are very eager and excited to try them out and report back real life performance.

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Giancarlo Viterbo is a Filipino Technology Journalist, blogger and Editor of GadgetPilipinas.net, He is also a Geek, Dad and a Husband. He knows a lot about washing the dishes, doing some errands and following instructions from his boss on his day job. Follow him on twitter: @gianviterbo and @gadgetpilipinas.

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Tokyo Game Show Special Coverage

Tokyo Game Show 2018

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Witness this year’s biggest gaming convention in Asia, the Tokyo Game Show 2018. This September 19, our team will fly to Tokyo, Japan, to be part to TGS 2018. Special thanks to our brand partners Huawei Mobile, PLDT Home, Smart Communications and Cherry Mobile for making this coverage possible.

Without questions, Cherry Mobile Flare S7 Plus is the best camera smartphone the Cherry Mobile has to date. We haven’t seen other Cherry Mobile phones that are capable of taking photos with impressive quality than the one we brought to Japan to cover Tokyo Game Show 2018.

If you have been following our Instagram posts (@gadgetpilipinas) during our coverage of the TGS 2018, our daily driver was the Cherry Mobile Flare S7 Plus.  So, feast your eyes and take a look at some of our photos:

For high-resolution photos, go  to this link: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1HwHBWNh2WYceTywxiNBhxNKbZuGyz988?usp=sharing

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This selfie was taken the night before we left for Tokyo.
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Jam can smile while sleeping. I took this photo inside Skyliner going to Nippori Station from Narita Airport.
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Our Tokyo trip isn’t always complete without grabbing a lunch at Matsuya.
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Night time is coming, and bedtime is near; oh, where is our AirBnB, I thought it is just right here!
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After looking for a 100-Yen store to buy Allan’s towel (since our AirBnB didn’t have any towels available), we took a break at this vending machine to reward ourselves a cold drink.
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Taken near Bic Camera at Akihabara using Cherry Mobile Flare S7 Plus.
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We gotta have this here in the Philippines! Oh, I noticed that Flare S7 Plus fails to put a watermark when using Bokeh effect.
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A food shot with our Cherry Roam.

We’ve got to hold our horses so we don’t spoil too much of our TGS experience with photos. Watch out for our first impressions and review of Cherry Mobile Flare S7 Plus!

Oh, and while you’re at it – be sure to check out our full coverage of Tokyo Game Show 2018 on this link.

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If the line on the demo is any indication, Biohazard RE: 2 is one of the most popular games in TGS 2018. It’s one of those games that, regardless of the time of day, the queue to the booth just won’t go shorter than 60 minutes. We decided to hold off trying our luck on the demo, maybe tomorrow’s line would be shorter.

Demo or no demo, it’s still worth mentioning that the game, even in pictures is just a sight to behold. CAPCOM gave us access to screenshots of the game, and my goodness, what a fresh  coat of paint the game has over the 1998 Playstation and Nintendo 64 classic.

Check them out and drool.
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Our Tokyo Game Show 2018 Coverage is brought to you by our brand partners: Huawei Mobile Philippines, PLDT Home Fibr, Smart and Cherry Mobile. Access our coverage here.

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