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<title>Dyson’s all-new gadget will KILL the flu and other nasty dangers hiding in your home</title>
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<description>&lt;div&gt;&lt;img src=”https://cdn.images.express.co.uk/img/dynamic/59/750×445/1419948.jpg” class=”ff-og-image-inserted”&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div readability=”34.48085106383″&gt;&lt;p&gt;Having recently revealed its &lt;a data-link-tracking=”InArticle|Link” href=”https://www.express.co.uk/life-style/science-technology/1414547/Dyson-V15-Detect-laser-guided-vacuum-cleaner” target=”_blank” rel=”tag”&gt;new laser-guided vacuum cleaner,&lt;/a&gt; Dyson is back with another clever innovation that could make your home a whole lot safer to live in. The firm’s new air purifier is not only capable of busting the dust and nose-running allergens from your living space but it can even track down and kill bugs including the H1N1 virus. That sounds impressive, but there’s another reason why you might fancy installing one of these Dyson devices in your home.&lt;/p&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div readability=”47.674858223062″&gt;&lt;p&gt;The firm says that this latest gadget will constantly monitor levels of pollutants in the room and then set about destroying them. One of the most worrying dangers that lurk in our homes is a chemical called formaldehyde.&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;This colourless gas, which can cause asthma-like respiratory problems and skin irritation, is sometimes released by furniture and wooden products containing formaldehyde-based resins such as plywood and fibreboard. It’s also found in insulating materials and do-it-yourself products such as paint, wallpapers, varnishes and even household cleaning products.&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;These harmful particles are very hard to capture as they are incredibly small but Dyson thinks it has come up with a way of making sure you don’t breathe them into your lungs.&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;The firm’s Selective Catalytic Oxidisation (SCO) filter continuously destroys formaldehyde at a molecular level and it’s been made to ensure precise sensing of the pollutant for the lifetime of the machine.&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;strong&gt;READ MORE: &lt;a data-link-tracking=”InArticle|Link” href=”https://www.express.co.uk/life-style/science-technology/1419907/Hellish-New-WhatsApp-Attack-Steal-Credit-Card-From-Friends-Family-Android-App-Play-Store” target=”_blank” rel=”tag”&gt;Hellish new WhatsApp attack is stealing credit card details from your friends and family&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/strong&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div readability=”10.474415204678″&gt;&lt;div class=”text-description” readability=”43″&gt;&lt;p&gt;Its design uses billions of atom-sized tunnels which trap and destroy formaldehyde, breaking it down into tiny amounts of water and CO2 . It then regenerates from oxygen in the air to keep destroying it continuously without ever requiring replacement.&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;You can also constantly check the levels of pollution, temperature and humidity via an app on your phone and Dyson says its latest purifiers have been made to be much quieter than before.&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;Considering we all breathe up to 9,000 litres of air and spend as much as 90 percent of our time indoors having a clean environment could be of serious benefit to our health.&lt;/p&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div readability=”45″&gt;&lt;p&gt;Speaking about the new device, Alex Knox, Vice President of Environmental Care at Dyson said: “The off-gassing tendency of formaldehyde means that it can go undetected in a home for years. Dyson has engineered a machine that provides accurate and successful sensing, capture and destruction of the pollutant.&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;”Our solid-state sensor doesn’t dry out overtime, lasting the lifetime of the machine. The COVID-19 pandemic has raised global awareness about the air that we breathe and Dyson’s commitment to providing cleaner air through innovation and technology remains at the forefront of our mission.”&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;The new purifier with formaldehyde sensing will go on sale soon in White/Gold and cost £599.&lt;/p&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;strong&gt;&lt;a href=”https://blockads.fivefilters.org”&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/strong&gt; &lt;a href=”https://blockads.fivefilters.org/acceptable.html”&gt;(Why?)&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p&gt;</description>
<pubdate>Wed, 07 Apr 2021 11:11:00 +0000</pubdate>
<dc:creator>David Snelling</dc:creator>
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<title>Hellish new WhatsApp attack is stealing credit card details from your friends and family </title>
<link>http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/daily-express-tech/~3/Krg_PgGPy0g/Hellish-New-WhatsApp-Attack-Steal-Credit-Card-From-Friends-Family-Android-App-Play-Store
<guid ispermalink=”false”>https://www.express.co.uk/life-style/science-technology/1419907/Hellish-New-WhatsApp-Attack-Steal-Credit-Card-From-Friends-Family-Android-App-Play-Store</guid>
<description>&lt;div&gt;&lt;img src=”https://cdn.images.express.co.uk/img/dynamic/59/750×445/1419907.jpg” class=”ff-og-image-inserted”&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div readability=”36″&gt;&lt;p&gt;A new breed of Android malware has been discovered hiding in the Google Play Store – and it’s designed to sabotage your WhatsApp chats. Security researchers at Check Point uncovered the dangerous new malware, which spreads itself by sending malicious links to your WhatsApp contacts – from family members to close friends and group chats. Anyone who taps on the link sent from your WhatsApp account will be taken to a fake Netflix site designed to steal login details for your Netflix account or credit card details.&lt;/p&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div readability=”47.513914656772″&gt;&lt;p&gt;The malware was unearthed inside an app called FlixOnline, which promises unlimited TV show and movie streaming. When discovered &lt;a data-link-tracking=”InArticle|Link” href=”https://blog.checkpoint.com/” target=”_blank” rel=”nofollow”&gt;by the Check Point team&lt;/a&gt;, FlixOnline was available as a free download from the Google Play Store, which is the preinstalled app repository found on almost all Android smartphones and tablets (except the most recent handsets from Huawei, which uses the App Gallery instead).&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;FlixOnline uses Netflix’s iconic “N” logo as well as artwork from Stranger Things and other Netflix exclusive shows to try to tempt Android smartphone and tablet owners into downloading the app.&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;Android users unfortunate enough to download FlixOnline will be asked to grant a dizzying number of permissions. This is pretty standard for all third-party Android apps downloaded from the Play Store, so might not raise any alarm bells. However, the permissions requested by FlixOnline are specifically to enable this malware-laced app to continue spreading using your WhatsApp conversations.&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;strong&gt;MORE LIKE THIS&lt;br&gt;&lt;/strong&gt;&lt;strong&gt;&lt;a data-link-tracking=”InArticle|Link” href=”https://www.express.co.uk/life-style/science-technology/1419518/WhatsApp-Ending-One-Of-The-Biggest-Nightmares-Switching-iPhone-To-Android-Chat-Backup” data-name=”WhatsApp ends one of the biggest nightmares when switching from iPhone” target=”_blank”&gt;WhatsApp ends one of the biggest nightmares when switching from iPhone&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/strong&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div readability=”56″&gt;&lt;p&gt;Anyone who grants the permissions allows the application to reply to all incoming text messages in WhatsApp with a link to a fraudulent Netflix site. To tempt people into clicking, the message alongside the link promises two months of free Netflix because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. An example of the sort of message sent with the dangerous link reads: “&lt;em&gt;2 Months of Netflix Premium Free at no cost For REASON OF QUARANTINE (CORONA VIRUS) Get 2 Months of Netflix Premium Free anywhere in the world for 60 days. Get it now HERE”&lt;/em&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;If the person clicks on the link they will either be asked to sign-in with their existing Netflix login (allowing the hackers to steal their email address and password combo – potentially unlocking dozens more of their online accounts) or, if they don’t already have an account, create a new one. If they decide to create a Netflix account when prompted, the hackers will steal their credit or debit card information. Either way, it’s &lt;em&gt;really&lt;/em&gt; bad.&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;With the FlixOnline malware replying to every incoming messages, individual conversations and group chats could be quickly filled with these malicious links… especially if you’re not paying attention.&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;Security experts from Check Point have already reported the dangerous malware to Google, which has stripped the app from the Play Store. That’s great news as it means nobody else can download the app. However, Google doesn’t remove the apps already installed on Android devices across the world.&lt;/p&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div readability=”53″&gt;&lt;p&gt;So, if you’ve recently downloaded the app, you’ll need to remove its permissions and delete it from your device immediately.&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;Since the malware seems to have been pretty effective, Check Point researchers believe that FlixOnline will set a trend that numerous apps will copy. That means anyone downloading from the Google Play Store will need to be more cautious than ever before. Check Point recommends users only download apps from trusted developers, always keep their devices running the latest operating system updates, and use a security solution to watch out for malware.&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;Aviran Hazum, Manager of Mobile Intelligence at Check Point Software said: “The malware’s technique is new and innovative, aiming to hijack users’ WhatsApp account by capturing notifications, along with the ability to take predefined actions, like ‘dismiss’ or ‘reply’ via the Notification Manager. The fact that the malware was able to be disguised so easily and ultimately bypass Play Store’s protections raises some serious red flags. Although we stopped one campaign using this malware, the malware may return hidden in a different app.&lt;/p&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div readability=”14.036996735582″&gt;&lt;div class=”text-description” readability=”50″&gt;&lt;p&gt;“The Play Store’s protections can only go so far, so mobile users need a mobile security solution. Luckily, we detected the malware early, and we quickly disclosed it to Google – who also acted quickly. Users should be wary of download links or attachments that they receive via WhatsApp or other messaging apps, even when they appear to come from trusted contacts or messaging groups. If you think you’re a victim, we recommend immediately removing the application from devices, and changing all passwords.”&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;Over the course of two months, the FlixOnline app was downloaded approximately 500 times. As well as keeping Google in the loop, Check Point shared its research findings with WhatsApp, though there is no vulnerability on WhatsApp’s end. Instead, the malware uses the ability to reply to text messages from the notification shade.&lt;/p&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;strong&gt;&lt;a href=”https://blockads.fivefilters.org”&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/strong&gt; &lt;a href=”https://blockads.fivefilters.org/acceptable.html”&gt;(Why?)&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p&gt;</description>
<pubdate>Wed, 07 Apr 2021 10:00:00 +0000</pubdate>
<dc:creator>Aaron Brown</dc:creator>
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<title>Amazon planning the ULTIMATE SALE, but we’ve got bad news about the deals</title>
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<description>&lt;div&gt;&lt;img src=”https://cdn.images.express.co.uk/img/dynamic/59/750×445/1419690.jpg” class=”ff-og-image-inserted”&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div readability=”37″&gt;&lt;p&gt;Amazon has been drumming up plans to open discount stores to shift some of its unsold electronics and household items at steep discounts, a new report from Bloomberg has claimed. The products filling the shelves would be taken from Amazon’s massive network of warehouses. According to Bloomberg, Amazon is toying with their pop-up shops or permanent high street stores to shift the cut-price stock.&lt;/p&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div readability=”51.948936170213″&gt;&lt;p&gt;Amazon will prioritise smaller items that don’t take up a lot of space, from home goods, toys, kitchen gadgets, and consumer electronics. That decision has seemingly been made so that Amazon won’t need a huge amount of retail space (a pop-up shop wouldn’t be feasible if Amazon was planning to shift its unsold flatscreen TVs, garden furniture and car batteries …it would basically need to open a warehouse-sized shop and avoiding the need for warehouses packed with kit is the reason behind this entire endeavour).&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;Clothing would not be included in these super-sized discounts, &lt;a data-link-tracking=”InArticle|Link” href=”https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-04-01/amazon-explored-opening-home-goods-electronics-discount-store?sref=10lNAhZ9″ target=”_blank” rel=”nofollow”&gt;Bloomberg claims&lt;/a&gt;.&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;“It’s a way to be able to clean out warehouses and get through inventory without having to destroy it,” a source inside the Seattle-based retail company that shaped Bloomberg’s coverage is quoted as saying. The plan was seemingly devised following a report published in 2019 that claimed Amazon destroyed millions of the items it couldn’t sell.&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;Stock that wasn’t shifted on its store, including in sales, was destroyed. Items like Smart TVs and nappies were disposed of by Amazon.&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;strong&gt;MORE LIKE THIS&lt;br&gt;&lt;a data-link-tracking=”InArticle|Link” href=”https://www.express.co.uk/life-style/science-technology/1418225/Microsoft-Shut-Down-Amazon-Alexa-iOS-Android-App” data-name=”Microsoft is shutting down its Alexa rival on your iPhone and Android” target=”_blank”&gt;Microsoft is shutting down its Alexa rival on your iPhone and Android&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/strong&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div readability=”46.357045143639″&gt;&lt;p&gt;Following &lt;a data-link-tracking=”InArticle|Link” href=”https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7018955/Exposed-Amazon-destroys-millions-new-items-sell.html” target=”_blank” rel=”nofollow”&gt;the report&lt;/a&gt;, Amazon has pledged to donate its unsold goods. The introduction of these discount stores would seemingly be a way for Amazon to make a little extra revenue before arranging for these items to be donated to charitable causes. By selling the unsold goods in pop-up shops or an outlet store, Amazon wouldn’t need to worry about delivery costs, returns, or other admin associated with shipping direct to customers.&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;Amazon is steadily growing its retail presence. In the United States, it has 500 Whole Foods locations, checkout-free Amazon Go stores and seven pop-ups in malls. As well as Whole Foods, its also steadily opening Amazon Fresh shops, with two locations in London for the walk-in and walk-out shops.&lt;/p&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div readability=”11.509900990099″&gt;&lt;div class=”text-description” readability=”45″&gt;&lt;p&gt;Discount electronic and household good stores on-top of these existing locations would make a dramatic expansion. However, given the popularity of its annual Prime Day and Black Friday sales, these could be a huge success for the online retail giant.&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;Unfortunately, plans have been put on ice for the time being due to the ongoing public health crisis. With social distancing and other restrictions in place, it’s difficult to see Amazon encouraging customers to flock to a pop-up store to buy unsold goods at heavily discounted prices anytime soon.&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;Bargain-hunters will have to wait&lt;span&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;em&gt;a little&lt;/em&gt;&lt;span&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;longer to get their hands on a bargain telly.&lt;/p&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;strong&gt;&lt;a href=”https://blockads.fivefilters.org”&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/strong&gt; &lt;a href=”https://blockads.fivefilters.org/acceptable.html”&gt;(Why?)&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p&gt;</description>
<pubdate>Wed, 07 Apr 2021 06:40:00 +0000</pubdate>
<dc:creator>Aaron Brown</dc:creator>
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