HAVANA TIMES — A new antivirus for Android devices has been created entirely in Cuba and in now being sold to the Cuban people, under its creator’s management, the Information Security Consulting Services Company, known by the acronym Segurmatica. The innovative digital product was presented at the XVII International IT Fair during the week March 19th-23rd 2018, at the Pabexpo exhibition center in Havana.
Even though attacks against the Android system that is set up on nearly every active cellphone in Cuba, are on the rise, a direct survey of WIFI users at different parks in Havana confirmed the absence of an efficient antivirus on their devices, with no knowledge about the SegSM 1.0.app, the license and files of which are on sale without any distinctions.
The people I interviewed for this piece were taken aback when I asked them the question and they also underestimated or were unaware about the growing threats to this well-known operating system:
“Thanks for your information, do you sell this application?” (Rosalia, a visitor passing through the capital).
“I haven’t had any problems with the so-called Clean Master that was preinstalled, up until now, but I’ll take your word for it.” (A young man who was ready to use IMO)