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The MSMB Networks IT Blog


Twice a month we take the many comments, questions, and suggestions received from our clients and colleagues and write an in-depth blog post to help illuminate many of the confusing or abstract topics facing Sonoma County business owners.

What is “Cryptocurrency?”

What is “Cryptocurrency?”

Bitcoin. Litecoin. Ðogecoin. Namecoin. Recently there has been a lot of press about these so-called “cryptocurrencies” — what are they and how have they become such a powerful force on the internet today, driving a multi-million-dollar market of computing equipment? … Read More »

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How Heartbleed Affects You

How Heartbleed Affects You

We have received many questions from concerned Sonoma and Marin County website owners regarding the recently-announced bug nicknamed “Heartbleed” and what it means for them. Today we’re breaking down what the specific threat is, who is affected, and what you … Read More »

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The Secrets of Public-Key Encryption

The Secrets of Public-Key Encryption

In an increasingly-dangerous and insecure internet age, is it possible to send messages or files securely any more? Luckily cryptography and encryption has come a long way since the idea’s start in almost BCE 1900. While almost all codes developed … Read More »

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Installing MegaCLI on Slackware

Installing MegaCLI on Slackware

An important aspect of system administration is the ability to monitor one’s hardware. With our latest server we have a Dell PERC 6/i RAID controller managing our harddrive array. Without the Dell OpenManage software however we needed another way to … Read More »

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End of Life

End of Life

We at MSMB Networks have received many questions from Sonoma County business owners concerned with the upcoming end-of-life for Windows XP and Microsoft Office 2003. Today we’re exploring what it means for local companies when April 8th comes and Microsoft … Read More »

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