Life & Technology – 2GB 6th May, 2023

Last week we talked about 3G towers being shutdown, we invited Alex Choros Managing Editor from Whistleout who talked about this further. Australian 3G Networks will shut on the following dates –  Vodafone – December 2023Telstra – June 2024Optus – September 2024
Also on the show was Mitchell Whitaker Director from Harvey Norman Newcastle who shared some great Mother’s Day deals from Harvey Norman.  

Here are some of them.  
Samsung Frame TV
Bose QuietComfort 45 Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones
Shark Flexstyle Air Styling and Drying System
De’Longhi La Specialista Arte Evo Manual Coffee Machine

Mitchell also discussed the current trade in program run through the store. Here are the details for how you can trade in your older technology for credit toward new purchases. Read the details on the website to see if this is something of interest to you. 

2023 Norton Cyber Safety Report – the Wild, wild, web (www)

The 2023 Norton Cyber Safety Insights Report paints an accurate but grim picture of consumer cyber safety. Some 595 million have experienced cybercrime. 

What is more disturbing is that 463 million of those happened in 2022!

Australia is at the top of the list – an incredible 8.3 million of us suffered from an astonishing 14% YoY increase in cybercrime. The average for other markets is around 5%. The top cyber threats were:

  • So-called detection of malware on your computer, home network, smartphone, tablet or other internet-connected device and victims allowing remote access to the device to fix it. 41%
  • Mobile SMS scams leading to visiting poisoned websites. 35%
  • Phishing using highly socially engineered email appeals. 30%
  • Extortion scams (so-called sextortion). 24%
  • Social media hacking. 23%
  • Email hacking. 20%
  • Ransomware. 13%
  • Dating Apps. 10%


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