Optus hacked, Ethereum merged, Pentium retired, Telco complaints drop: Vertical Hold Ep 397
What does the Optus hack mean for Australians? What does the Ethereum merge mean for the future of crypto? Why is Intel putting Pentium out to pasture? As telco complaints drop, why are Australian mobile users still unhappy? Special guest Finder’s Angus Kidman!
A really big week in tech news — it’s not often we dive into four topics in a single show! This week, Intel’s putting Pentium out to pasture, so how are consumers meant to pick between a group of processors all called the “Intel Processor”?
Meanwhile, Ethereum has “merged”… but what does that mean, and are claims that crypto has now gone green entirely credible?
The TIO put out its latest report showing that complaints in the telco sector have dropped recently… but that’s not likely to apply to Optus any time soon, with the telco suffering a major — and we mean major — security breach, with potentially millions of Australians at risk of identity theft. We dig into what’s known, as well as what you can (and should) do to keep yourself safe!
Joining us to delve into all these topics is Finder’s Angus Kidman!