Myla Pilao, Director Core Technology at TrendLabs Marketing.
According to an online survey done by Trend Micro Philippines, some Filipinos are willing to trade their personal information for: participation in online lucky draws, for special online deals, discounts and coupons & to gain more followers/subscribers or friends. This is the reason why there are Filipinos who faces privacy issues online. Full name and date of birth are among the details financial institutes most use for verification of transactions. Yet, it is the top two pieces of personal information easily available on social networks!
92% of online users in the Philippines have Facebook accounts. 70% of Filipinos post on their social networks every day and nearly half of respondents allow games to automatically post or update their social network profiles, while 51% of respondents ‘check-in’ to the location they are at on their social networks.
Trend Micro also discovered that there are 718,000+ malicious and high risks Android apps and mobile malware would hit 1,000,000 by the end of the year. There are also 1 identity fraud victim every 3 seconds and if that's not alarming enough, Identity Fraud grew sharply in 2012 with 12,000,000 claims. That's why mobile users need mobile security. This is the reason why TREND MICRO launches Trend Micro Titanium 2014 targeted at online users who always use their social networking accounts.
Andrew Tan, Consumer Southeast Asia (SEA) Product Marketing Manager at Trend Micro.
“Filipinos are highly switched on. However, they should be mindful about strengthening social network privacy settings. Trend Micro urges Filipinos not to be complacent online. Personal information is valuable to cyber criminals, for their own gain, create false identities for criminal use or even leverage your network to target your friends and family,” said Terrence Tang, Senior Director of Consumer Business, APAC Center Sales and Marketing, Trend Micro.
Trend Micro Titanium 2014 New Feature: Privacy Scanner
One of the most important features in the Trend Micro Titanium 2014 is the Privacy Scanner. Equipped with Web-threat protection that identifies and blocks dangerous links in websites, social networks, emails and instant messaging, Trend Micro Titanium 2014 can detect spam emails containing phishing scams that can trick users into revealing private personal information.
Trend Micro’s robust Privacy Scanner now dramatically simplifies privacy settings on Twitter, Google+, and Facebook – for both Mac and PC. Facebook settings can also now be managed on-the-go via an Android app. It also gives users control over which apps can access biographical data, and who can tag and see photos.
Andrew Tan (Consumer Southeast Asia (SEA) Product Marketing Manager); Myla Pilao, (Director Core Technology, TrendLabs Marketing) and Adel Ang (Senior Manager, Consumer, Singapore & Philippines)
Features of Trend Micro Titanium Maximum Security 2014
“Trend Micro encourages the building of safer digital social cultures, and aims to enable everyone to protect their digital lives,” said Andrew Tan, Product Marketing Manager (Consumer), Southeast Asia, Trend Micro. “More than just ensuring safe surfing habits, solutions like Trend Micro Titanium Maximum Security offer consumers all-in-one, all-rounded protection against identity thefts, virus and other online threats automatically, so consumers can enjoy their online experiences safely, with a peace of mind.”
Trend Micro Titanium features:
• First-of-its-kind technology for social networking security – the Privacy Scanner for Windows now NEWLY EXTENDED to include Google+ and Twitter in addition to Facebook, monitors privacy settings and flags potential privacy concerns.
• Trend Micro™ DirectPass™ password management system that help you maintain multiple passwords and securely log on to websites. It also includes a secure browser to conduct safe online commerce that is specifically designed to support secure online banking.
• Trend Micro™ Online Guardian™ and parental controls to monitor kids on social networks and online activities.
• Includes tools for protecting data from loss or theft including Secure Erase file shredder, Trend Micro Vault with remote file lock and a 5GB Trend Micro™ SafeSync™ account to protect, share and access files for Titanium Maximum products.
Pricing and Availability
Trend Micro’s range of Titanium products is available in all leading IT retailers nationwide and online at the Trend Micro website. Trend Micro Titanium Internet Security 2014 for 1 device is PHP 990.00 and PHP 1,790.00 for 3 devices. Trend Micro Titanium Maximum Security 2014 for 3 devices is PHP 2,490.00. Trend Micro Mobile Security for 1 Android device is only PHP 900.00