Tech Wrap-Up 5-2-2022

Tech Wrap-Up 5-2-2022

Tech Wrap-Up 5-2-2022. Today is National Brothers and Sisters Day, so a sad day for all the only children out there. Unless, of course, you are thinking what I am thinking. Today is all about the Allman Brothers Band’s fourth studio album, Brothers and Sisters. The whole album is great, but that beauty gave us the hits Ramblin’ Man and Jessica. As much as I love my siblings, I’m listening to the Allman Brothers as Tech Help Knowledgebase wraps up the day with a summary of today’s most engaging stories from our social media feeds. We order the story summaries below by user engagement (posts with the most likes, shares, clicks, hashtag clicks and detail expands) and by the number of impressions received. Our human-curated social media feeds include links to technology news, how-to and help articles, and video tutorials for common issues.

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Today’s Tech Wrap-Up

1. 5 Core Principles Of The Zero Trust Model Of Cybersecurity (Forbes)

Zero trust means an organization treats every user, every device, and every service that tries to connect to its network as hostile until otherwise proven. According to Forbes, the five core principles of the zero trust model are, 1) Assume the network is always hostile, 2) Accept that external and internal threats are always on the network, 3)…OK, I could list them all here, but a better suggestion is to visit the article to read about the remaining three principles.

2. How to unlock the cybersecurity potential of quantum computers (Tech Radar)

A critical component of today’s cybersecurity infrastructure — public key encryption — is widely used on the internet to securely transfer sensitive data. Public key encryption is already under threat, and quantum computers increase that threat. Tech Radar describes a need to future-proof data right now to prevent the harvesting of encrypted data in the future. One option to future-proof encryption is through quantum key distribution (QKD). QKD serves to secure the generation and distribution of secret keys between two parties using an optical network.

3. Microsoft issues a fix for Windows 11 Safe Mode problems caused by KB5012643 update (Beta News)

As a Windows 11 user myself, it is never a good day when I need to enter Safe Mode. Even worse is having the screen flicker when booting into it. Fortunately, Microsoft confirmed the flickering issue and released a Windows 11 update to fix it.

4. I like Windows 11 but I love Notepad (Tech Radar)

Lance Ulanoff and I are brothers from another mother because I love Notepad too. It is a Windows tool I use every day, and it has been around for nearly 40 years! Yes, it has limitations like no auto-save and no formatting options. I primarily use Notepad to write quick notes to save in the .txt format and remove formatting from content I copy/paste.

5. If you use a Mac, you should know these 5 keyboard shortcuts (Digital Trends)

Keyboard shortcuts are great time savers. Digital Trends describes these five keyboard shortcuts specific to macOS: 1) Control brightness (option + Shift + Keyboard Brightness Up or Option + Shift + Keyboard Brightness Down), 2) Control volume (Option + Shift + Volume Up or Option + Shift + Volume Down), 3). Again, I could list them all here, but please visit the article to learn about the other shortcuts for Airdrop, emptying the trash, and changing views in Finder.

6. Microsoft Edge is getting a free VPN — but there’s a catch (Tom’s Guide)

A virtual private network (VPN) is coming to the Microsoft Edge web browser. Microsoft calls it the “Microsoft Edge Secure Network.” Powered by Cloudflare, users will have access to 1 GB of free data transfer per month. The feature is not yet in production.

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