December 10, 2021 7:34 p.m.
All year round, Home Credit – the country’s leading buy now, pay later company and digital service provider – has been with you as a trusted partner providing various financial assistance from home appliance purchases, to your needed cash loans, convenient bills payment and the budget for your shopping needs.
This Christmas season is no exception, and they’re making it more special with exclusive deals and promos to give back to their loyal customers. With Paskong PaskHOME: Ka-Partner sa Saya, they’ll be giving away hundreds of prizes and exciting surprises.
Just simply use your favorite Home Credit products and services and join fun activities lined up just for you! At Home Credit, your Christmas celebration is sure to be merry, meaningful, and filled with rewards – a fitting way to cap off the year and the holiday season!
Make your Christmas wishlist come true
Upon receiving your Christmas bonus, you’re probably thinking of getting yourself or a loved one a new gadget or appliance. Well, you’re in for a treat because with Pamasko Loan-Away Giveaway, for every Home Credit loan purchase of at least P15,000 gives you a raffle entry for a chance to have your loans waived.
It’s the perfect Christmas present for the 80 winners that they will select, and you can be one of them! Gear up for the holiday seasonIf you need to fund your Christmas Negosyo or cover holiday expenses to make this season more memorable for you and your family, taking out a cash loan sounds like a good idea.
Get your Home Credit cash loan offer so you can join Dagdag CashSayahan Holiday Raffle that gives you a chance to win a Negosyo Package of up to P100,000 or have your loans waived– either 1 month installment or full! Don’t you just love that?
‘Tis the season to buy now, pay laterMake the most out of this season with Home Credit’s latest buy now pay later product Qwarta, offered to customers who will avail of a Home Credit installment plan for any gadget or appliance purchase.
Aside from your loan, you can also enjoy instant Qwarta approval of up to 10,000 spending limit!
Beat the holiday rush by using their QR payment, e-load or e-bills payment services and be one of the weekly winners with rebates ranging from P300, P500 and up to P2,000.
Each transaction is worth 1 (one) raffle entry so use as many transactions as you want for more chances of winning. Enjoy the holidays and have a Merry Qwarta Xmas! Shop all you want!
Here’s a special treat when you go on a shopping spree this 12.12 or Christmas sale with your Home Credit Card!
Get as many as 5 raffle entries per transaction in the SikSIX Rebates Raffle Promo for a chance to get up to Php 5,000 rebates in the weekly draws and P50,000 rebates in the grand draw. All you have to do is use your Home Credit Card for your daily spending needs – be it for grocery shopping, paying your bills, or even buying mobile load in the My Home Credit App.
Get your tech setup in the zoneHead on to your nearest SM Cyberzone and visit Home Credit’s Holiday Caravan booths.
Check out their latest products and services and apply for a loan when you purchase your favorite gadgets and tech accessories from leading brands like Rulls, Fonestyle, Silicon Valley, Aerophone, Technox and more.
Plus get a chance to enjoy exclusive offers, freebies and win vouchers worth P5,000 in the weekly raffles. Hurry and make your way to the SM Cyberzone Holiday Caravan now! Enjoy fun-filled activities!
Be part of Home Credit’s holiday gimmicks by using their Facebook frame or Facebook filter. Don’t forget to also invite your friends and family to try using it so you can share the fun of the holiday season – the Home Credit way!
Ready to see your idols? Support your favorite social media personalities and influencers as they prepare something special, in partnership with Home Credit. Watch out for that! These are just a few of the meaningful ways Home Credit is giving back to its more than 8 million customers.
To complete the experience, all these services are available in the My Home Credit App which you can download via Google Play Store.
Use the app to safely and conveniently shop and do your transactions with just your mobile device.
For the complete mechanics, visit www.homecredit.ph and follow Home Credit at www.facebook.com.homecreditph.
Kaspersky reports more than 340, 000 attacks with new malicious WhatsApp mod
November 20, 2023 8:52 p.m.
Kaspersky researchers recently uncovered a new malicious WhatsApp spy mod, which is now proliferating within another popular messenger, Telegram.
While the modification serves its intended purpose by extending user experience, it also clandestinely harvests personal information from its victims. With an extensive reach surpassing 340,000 in just one month, this malware predominantly targets users who communicate in Arabic and Azeri, though victims have been identified globally.
Users often turn to third-party mods for popular messaging apps to add extra features. However, some of these mods, while enhancing functionality, also come with hidden malware. Kaspersky has identified a new WhatsApp mod offering not only additions like scheduled messages and customizable options, but it also contains a malicious spyware module.
The modified WhatsApp client’s manifest file includes suspicious components (a service and a broadcast receiver) not present in the original version. The receiver initiates a service, launching the spy module when the phone is powered on or charging. Once activated, the malicious implant sends a request with device information to the attacker’s server. This data covers IMEI, phone number, country and network codes, and more. It also transmits the victim’s contacts and account details every five minutes as well as being able to set up microphone recordings and exfiltrate files from external storage.
The malicious version found its way through popular Telegram channels, predominantly targeting Arabic and Azeri speakers, with some of these channels boasting nearly two million subscribers. Kaspersky researchers alerted Telegram about the issue. Kaspersky’s telemetry identified over 340,000 attacks involving this mod in just October. This threat emerged relatively recently, becoming active in mid-August 2023.
Examples of Telegram channels distributing malicious mods
Azerbaijan, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Turkey, and Egypt witnessed the highest attack rates. While the preference leans towards Arabic and Azerbaijani-speaking users, it also impacts individuals from the US, Russia, UK, Germany and beyond.
Kaspersky products detect the Trojan with the following verdict Trojan-Spy.AndroidOS.CanesSpy.
“People naturally trust apps from highly followed sources, but fraudsters exploit this trust. The spread of malicious mods through popular third-party platforms highlights the importance of using official IM clients. However, if you need some extra features not presented in the original client, you should consider employing a reputable security solution before installing third-party software, as it will protect your data from being compromised. For robust personal data protection, always download apps from official app stores or official websites,” comments Dmitry Kalinin, security expert at Kaspersky.
To stay safe, Kaspersky experts recommend:
- Use Official Marketplaces: Download apps and software from reputable and official sources. Avoid third-party app stores, as the risk that may host malicious or compromised apps is higher.
- Use reputable security software: Install and maintain reputable antivirus and anti-malware software on your devices. Regularly scan your devices for potential threats and keep your security software up to date. Kaspersky Premium protects its users from known and unknown threats.
- Educate yourself about common scams: Stay informed about the latest cyber threats, techniques, and tactics. Be cautious of unsolicited requests, suspicious offers, or urgent demands for personal or financial information.
- Third-party software from popular sources often comes with zero warranty. Keep in mind that such apps can contain malicious implants, e. g. because of supply chain attacks.
Globe’s next-gen leaders delve into AI and humanity at International Design Conference
October 27, 2023 3:45 p.m.
Globe’s next generation leaders shared invaluable insights on the blend of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and the human experience at the 7th International Design Conference, an event that marked the 50th anniversary of the Design Center of the Philippines.
Returning with more disruptive design concepts and an immersive environment that encouraged attendees to rethink limits, the two-day conference, held in cooperation with Globe, unveiled the evolving landscape and transformative potential of design.
Design luminaries and game-changers from the design sector and the Philippine creative economy collaborated to captivate audiences with immersive keynote presentations, provocative fireside chats, inspiring case studies, future-focused visioning, and an industry meet-up.
Globe’s Wil Sarmiento, Director and Head of Customer Lifecycle, and Paolo Toledo, Director and Head of Creatives, stood out with their forward-thinking perspectives. They joined world-renowned personalities such as award-winning design critic and author Alice Rawsthorn, program director of the Danish Design Centre Christina Melander; Sarah ichioka, founding director of Desire Lines; Dr. Anna Whicher, Policy Consultant of the “Making Design Count: The Value and Impact of Design on the Philippine Economy”; and Professor Daniela Bohlinger, Sustainability Design Pioneer.
Sarmiento, delivered a keynote that delved into the future skills in the age of human-machine collaboration, underscoring the potential of a symbiotic relationship that harnesses the strengths of both.
“Being human is the greatest design of all. While technology provides efficient solutions, it simply answers “what’s right” or “what’s needed”. BUT it’s us humans who trigger innovation and purpose. We hold the power to ask “what’s next?” and more importantly, “what for?” he said.
The International Design Conference, with its rich legacy of championing design innovation, is a thought leadership platform that celebrates the intersection of design, business, technology, and policy while thriving at the edge of disciplines to remain provocative and to use design and creativity to ask difficult questions and to take the audience to new territories.
Globe’s design leaders not only contributed to this dialogue but also illuminated the path forward, emphasizing a future where technology and human ingenuity seamlessly converge.
For more information about the International Design Conference and its key takeaways, please visit www.facebook.com/DTI.DesignCenterPH.
To learn more about Globe, go to https://www.globe.com.ph/.
LG honored with multiple awards for Innovative Product Design at IDEA 2023
September 4, 2023 3:11 p.m.
LG Electronics (LG) has once again been recognized for outstanding product design, earning 13 awards at the International Design Excellence Awards (IDEA) 2023, announced at the International Design Conference in New York, New York.
The LG PuriCare AeroTower, an air purifier that can also be used as a side table and mood lamp, was honored with a Bronze Award at yesterday’s conference. Offering personalized performance and design options, as well as a compact form factor, LG’s air purifier can be tailored to match any home interior and is ideal for smaller spaces. With its latest win, the LG PuriCare AeroTower has now been recognized by all three of the world’s top industrial design award programs: IDEA, the Red Dot Award and iF Design Award.
Another IDEA 2023 honoree, the LG OLED Flex (model LX3) is an innovative TV featuring the world’s first bendable 42-inch OLED screen. The LX3, which made its international debut at IFA last year, offers a new level of screen customizability – its self-lit display able to go from completely flat to spectacularly curved with the push of a button.
“The achievement from this year’s IDEA is the result of the synergy between customer experience-centered technology and aesthetics,” said Hwang Sung-gyul, head of the Design Management Center at LG Electronics. “We will continue to improve the level of perfection by reflecting innovative customer experiences beyond the existing framework in product design by constantly communicating and empathizing with customers.”
Organized annually by the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA), IDEA is one of the world’s leading design award programs, recognizing exceptional achievements in the area of industrial design while taking into consideration various factors relating to design strategy, digital interaction, the environment, and social impact, when selecting award recipients.
Life’s about more than having the latest technology, rather, it’s about the experiences technology creates that impact our lives. LG Electronics Philippines delivers consumer electronics through top-of-the-line home entertainment appliances that prepare Filipinos for their greatest moments. LG promises to bring “Innovation for a Better Life” nationwide – from Luzon, to Visayas, and Mindanao. LG products are available via lg.com/ph and through its flagship stores in Lazada and Shopee. For more information, visit and follow their social media channels on Facebook, Instagram, Tiktok and Youtube (@lgphilippines).