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The biggest red flag to look out for in a renovated kitchen, according to a TikTok-famous home inspector

Home inspector Bryan Standley has become TikTok-famous for roasting flipped houses. Homeowners should look closely at their dishwasher when inspecting a kitchen, Standley told Insider. If the dishwashed isn’t installed properly, it could get costly and lead to drainage issues. Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories. Home inspector Bryan Standley […]
The biggest red flag to look out for in a renovated kitchen, according to a TikTok-famous home inspector
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Chefs reveal 10 hacks for upgrading frozen pizza

Insider spoke with professional chefs about how they make frozen pizza taste homemade. Thaw your frozen pizza to customise it, and skip the baking sheet for a perfectly crispy crust. Added ingredients like quality Parmesan, lemon juice, and fresh veggies can upgrade the flavour. Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories. […]
Chefs reveal 10 hacks for upgrading frozen pizza
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Internet researchers raced to archive every Parler post — including incriminating calls for violence at the Capitol — before the app’s servers were shut down

urs b Parler, the social media app known for declining to enforce content moderation rules and hosting far-right personalities banned from Twitter and Facebook, is on the verge of being shut down. After Trump supporters used Parler to organise the Capitol siege last week that left five people dead, Apple […]
Internet researchers raced to archive every Parler post — including incriminating calls for violence at the Capitol — before the app’s servers were shut down
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Chefs share 11 of the best breakfast dishes you can make in an air fryer

Insider asked three chefs about their favourite breakfast dishes to make in an air fryer. Air-fried doughnuts can be just as tasty without the added mess of deep-frying. The countertop appliance is perfect for making crispy breakfast burritos and home fries. Air-frying can remove excess grease from bacon and sausage. […]
Chefs share 11 of the best breakfast dishes you can make in an air fryer
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Scammers set up fake websites posing as COVID-19 treatments to trick people into sharing personal information, US officials warn

US Justice Department officials took down two scam websites posing as pharmaceutical companies making COVID-19 treatments, officials said Friday. The sites purported to be created by the healthcare companies Moderna and Regeneron in order to trick people into handing over their personal information. COVID-19-related fraud has proliferated in the past […]
Scammers set up fake websites posing as COVID-19 treatments to trick people into sharing personal information, US officials warn
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8 viral cooking hacks from TikTok that actually worked this year

Countless hacks have gone viral on TikTok this year claiming to make life in the kitchen either easier or tastier, but not all of them work. After looking into some of the most viral “helpful” hacks, Insider compiled this list of eight TikTok cooking and kitchen hacks we think are […]
8 viral cooking hacks from TikTok that actually worked this year
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From fake contact tracing apps to attacks on vaccine makers, COVID-19 will define cyberattacks in 2021, experts say. Here’s how businesses can prepare.

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic will continue to pose unique threats and vulnerabilities for businesses fending off cyberattacks in the coming year, Kaspersky cybersecurity analysts predict. Cybercriminals have already started using sophisticated tactics to exploit fear surrounding the pandemic, including fake contact tracing apps that steal people’s information. Others have capitalised […]
From fake contact tracing apps to attacks on vaccine makers, COVID-19 will define cyberattacks in 2021, experts say. Here’s how businesses can prepare.
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The US has charged 6 Russian hackers for a string of ‘destructive’ cyberattacks that targeted elections, shut down hospitals, and crippled a power grid

The United States accused six Russian government officials of orchestrating a string of high-profile cyberattacks that caused billions of dollars in damage in indictments unsealed on Monday. The alleged cybercrimes include attacks that took down parts of Ukraine’s power grid, disrupted the Olympic games in South Korea, and disrupted the […]
The US has charged 6 Russian hackers for a string of ‘destructive’ cyberattacks that targeted elections, shut down hospitals, and crippled a power grid
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A group of hackers won $288,500 from Apple for telling the company about 55 bugs, including one that would have let an attacker steal someone’s iCloud photos

Five “white-hat” – or ethical – hackers spent three months hacking Apple and uncovered 55 vulnerabilities in the process. They won $US288,500 in bounties from Apple in exchange for disclosing the bugs. Eleven of those vulnerabilities were labelled “critical,” including one that would have let hackers steal all the files […]
A group of hackers won $288,500 from Apple for telling the company about 55 bugs, including one that would have let an attacker steal someone’s iCloud photos
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The US just charged a group of Chinese hackers with orchestrating ‘unprecedented’ cyberattacks targeting over 100 companies, government agencies, and universities

Federal prosecutors accused a group of hackers based in China and Malaysia with cyberattacks targeting more than 100 companies, government agencies, and nonprofits worldwide in charges unsealed Wednesday. It’s one of the largest hacking campaigns to be prosecuted in the US to date, prosecutors said. The hackers are accused of […]
The US just charged a group of Chinese hackers with orchestrating ‘unprecedented’ cyberattacks targeting over 100 companies, government agencies, and universities
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Hackers linked to Russia and China are attacking the Biden and Trump campaigns ahead of the election, Microsoft says

Foreign hackers are targeting the campaigns of presidential candidates Donald Trump and Joe Biden, according to a new report from Microsoft. Hackers associated with Russia’s military intelligence unit “attacked more than 200 organisations including political campaigns, advocacy groups, parties and political consultants,” the report said. This is the same unit […]
Hackers linked to Russia and China are attacking the Biden and Trump campaigns ahead of the election, Microsoft says
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9 clever ways to use a pack of instant ramen

Insider asked two chefs and a recipe developer to share a few clever ways to use a pack of instant ramen. Crush up the uncooked ramen noodles along with some herbs to make “breadcrumbs,” or fry them with cinnamon and sugar for an easy dessert topping. The noodles can also […]
9 clever ways to use a pack of instant ramen
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Chefs share 9 hacks to make frozen waffles taste homemade

Insider asked professional chefs to share their favourite ways to make frozen waffles more exciting. One chef suggested cooking the waffles on the stove, instead of in the toaster, for perfectly crispy edges. Another chef said you should be storing the waffles in the back of the freezer to preserve […]
Chefs share 9 hacks to make frozen waffles taste homemade
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Chefs share 7 ways to hack fast-food orders to make them even better

There are a number of ways to elevate fast-food orders or use them to create new dishes. One chef told Insider he recommends adding brisket to fast-food breakfast wraps. Another pro told Insider he likes to add Wendy’s chilli to macaroni and cheese. Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories. Fast […]
Chefs share 7 ways to hack fast-food orders to make them even better
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Twitter has permanently banned the group that published the ‘BlueLeaks’ police files obtained by hackers

Twitter has permanently banned DDoSecrets, a Wikileaks-style group that published a trove of sensitive police documents that were leaked by hackers. The leaks included hundreds of gigabytes of files that showed police departments exchanging information about George Floyd protesters. A Twitter spokesperson said DDoSecrets broke Twitter’s policy against “distribution of […]
Twitter has permanently banned the group that published the ‘BlueLeaks’ police files obtained by hackers
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6 clever ways to use fruit peels instead of throwing them out

Using fruit peels for practical purposes can help you to reduce food waste. Orange peels can be turned into candy and a sweet syrup. Grapefruit rinds can be used to make a fibre-rich tea. Banana peels can be used to give your shoes an extra shine. Visit Insider’s homepage for […]
6 clever ways to use fruit peels instead of throwing them out
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Surprising ways to repurpose 10 kitchen gadgets and tools

Waffle irons can be great sandwich makers. You can use a cheese grater to grate cold butter into flour for baking. Kitchen tongs can be used to open bottles and juice lemons. Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories. It can be hard to justify buying single-use kitchen gadgets like egg […]
Surprising ways to repurpose 10 kitchen gadgets and tools
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12 easy baking hacks that professional bakers swear by

Baking is like a science, which means even simple mistakes can prove disastrous for your baked goods. However, Insider spoke with professional bakers about their easiest and most effective hacks to help you step up your baking game. Reading the recipe backward before you start baking can help ensure that […]
12 easy baking hacks that professional bakers swear by
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Zoom took months to repair a flaw that would allow hackers to take complete control of a computer, even after multiple researchers and clients reported the vulnerability to the company

Last year, Zoom took three months to fix a security flaw that allowed hackers to potentially gain control over certain user’s computers running Apple’s macOS, according to a report from the New York Times on Monday. Zoom fixed and addressed the issue last July, and at the time CEO Eric […]
Zoom took months to repair a flaw that would allow hackers to take complete control of a computer, even after multiple researchers and clients reported the vulnerability to the company
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Email scammers are taking advantage of coronavirus fears to impersonate health officials and trick people into giving up personal information

Security researchers have identified multiple phishing scams that aim to capitalise on people’s fear of COVID-19, the illness caused by the novel coronavirus. Scammers pose as authorities like the Centres for Disease Control or World Health Organisation in order to trick people into handing over their personal information. The WHO […]
Email scammers are taking advantage of coronavirus fears to impersonate health officials and trick people into giving up personal information
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This rogue hacker digs up unreleased features on Instagram, Facebook, and Spotify — and she often finds out about them before other employees at those companies do

Jane Manchun Wong is a hacker in Hong Kong who discovers unreleased features on apps for fun. Wong has gained a following by revealing new features of Instagram, Spotify, Facebook, Lyft, and other apps months before their official announcements. She uncovered Instagram’s experiment with hiding likes weeks before the company […]
This rogue hacker digs up unreleased features on Instagram, Facebook, and Spotify — and she often finds out about them before other employees at those companies do
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More than 3,000 Ring users’ passwords were leaked online, potentially giving hackers access to people’s addresses, credit card info, and camera footage

The log-in information of 3,672 Amazon Ring camera owners were leaked this week, Buzzfeed News first reported. Ring users’ personal information was left exposed, giving potential intruders access to their home addresses, credit card information, and footage from Ring cameras at their homes. The exposure is the latest in a […]
More than 3,000 Ring users’ passwords were leaked online, potentially giving hackers access to people’s addresses, credit card info, and camera footage
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Ring says it will introduce new security features after hackers broke into a camera in an 8-year-old’s bedroom, where they could watch and talk to the child

A Tennessee family said that hackers broke into a Ring home-monitoring camera in their 8-year-old daughter’s bedroom, and the intruders were able to watch and speak to her. After the incident, Ring told Business Insider “We will continue to introduce additional security features to keep our customer’s Ring accounts and […]
Ring says it will introduce new security features after hackers broke into a camera in an 8-year-old’s bedroom, where they could watch and talk to the child
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The banking information of 29,000 Facebook employees was stolen in ‘smash and grab’ theft from an employee’s car, company says

A thief stole banking information of 29,000 current and former Facebook employees last month, Bloomberg first reported. The data was reportedly stored on unencrypted corporate hard drives, which the thief stole from a Facebook employee’s car. Facebook reportedly alerted employees of the breach in an email to staff Friday morning. […]
The banking information of 29,000 Facebook employees was stolen in ‘smash and grab’ theft from an employee’s car, company says
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The risk of cyberattacks rises as high-tech smart cities become the norm, and experts say ‘your weakest link is your people’

As cities become increasingly connected, governments must prepare for a rising risk of cyberattacks, according to three smart city experts from the public and private sector. When it comes to cybersecurity, “your weakest link is your people,” according to Tony Encinas, former Chief Information Officer for the state of Pennsylvania. […]
The risk of cyberattacks rises as high-tech smart cities become the norm, and experts say ‘your weakest link is your people’
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Trump reportedly uses unsecured phone lines. Cybersecurity experts explain why those are ‘so easy to hack it’s scary.’

A recent Washington Post report cited US officials as saying President Donald Trump had often used unsecured phones – rather than encrypted phone services meant for top government officials. Business Insider spoke with cybersecurity experts about how hackers could gain access to phone conversations on unsecured devices. Unsecured phones are […]
Trump reportedly uses unsecured phone lines. Cybersecurity experts explain why those are ‘so easy to hack it’s scary.’
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Hackers scraped personal data from thousands of women shopping on plus-size clothing sites, and it points to a new trend that a cybersecurity expert calls ‘uniquely terrible’

Hackers obtained personal data on thousands of plus-size women, possibly with the aim of scamming them with products like false weight loss supplements, according to cybersecurity firm DynaRisk. The hackers also discussed selling the women’s data to third parties for targeted advertising, according to posts made on hacker forums obtained […]
Hackers scraped personal data from thousands of women shopping on plus-size clothing sites, and it points to a new trend that a cybersecurity expert calls ‘uniquely terrible’
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Hackers have reportedly figured out how to reactivate people’s cancelled Netflix accounts and start charging them again for monthly subscriptions

Hackers have been reactivating people’s cancelled Netflix accounts without their consent, according to a new BBC report. After stealing or guessing people’s Netflix passwords, hackers were able to reactivate the cancelled subscriptions of former Netflix customers without knowing their bank information. The hacks were reportedly enabled by the fact that […]
Hackers have reportedly figured out how to reactivate people’s cancelled Netflix accounts and start charging them again for monthly subscriptions
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T-Mobile just told some customers that there was a data breach of their personal information. Here’s how to check if you’re affected.

T-Mobile recently suffered a data breach where hackers gained access to some users’ personal information, the company confirmed Friday. Stolen data included users’ names, addresses, phone numbers, and plan details. No financial information or social security numbers were compromised. The company did not clarify the extent of the breach or […]
T-Mobile just told some customers that there was a data breach of their personal information. Here’s how to check if you’re affected.
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Saudi Arabia reportedly paid Twitter employees to spy on users. Cybersecurity experts say insider spying is an issue that goes beyond Twitter.

US federal prosecutors have charged two former Twitter employees with spying on users on behalf of Saudi Arabia’s government – and experts warn that it could happen again. Three cybersecurity experts told Business Insider about broader “insider threats,” or the risk of surveillance and data breaches carried out by people […]
Saudi Arabia reportedly paid Twitter employees to spy on users. Cybersecurity experts say insider spying is an issue that goes beyond Twitter.
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Professional hackers managed to sneak fake horoscope apps past Amazon and Google that spied on people’s conversations with Alexa and Google Assistant

Whitehat hackers have proven that it’s possible to develop malicious apps hosted by Google Home or Amazon Alexa that spy on users’ conversations and phish for personal information like passwords. The eavesdropping apps, posing as astrology apps and random number generators, passed Amazon and Google security checks, meaning they could […]
Professional hackers managed to sneak fake horoscope apps past Amazon and Google that spied on people’s conversations with Alexa and Google Assistant
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A cybersecurity expert says you can take these steps to make sure your accounts aren’t ‘low-hanging fruit’ for hackers

Most cyber-attacks target people who haven’t taken basic precautions to secure their accounts, making them “low-hanging fruit” to potential hackers. Changing passwords frequently, limiting the information you share online, and being clever with your personalised security questions can help secure your accounts. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. It’s […]
A cybersecurity expert says you can take these steps to make sure your accounts aren’t ‘low-hanging fruit’ for hackers
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