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Rayne Technology Solutions has been serving the Monterey area since 2008, providing IT Support such as technical helpdesk support, computer support, and consulting to small and medium-sized businesses.

What is the Dark Web

What is the Dark Web

What is the dark web?

Have you heard of the ‘dark web’? You probably picture a guy in a hoodie, slumped over a keyboard peering at a screen of numbers with an evil smile upon his face. Oddly enough, it’s really not as dark and creepy as the media portrays. However, the scary part is the information you can find on the dark web. Don’t think the worse, I haven’t seen anybody parts for sale on the dark web, I can assure you if any of your important data has been stolen. It’s likely for sale on the dark web. The dark web is named that because it’s part of the Internet that is not indexed by search engines. This certainly makes the anonymous illegal activity easier, but the dark web does host a few legitimate social networks.

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What is Blockchain?

What is Blockchain?

Have you heard of blockchain? Since the cryptocurrency boom, blockchain has been more prevalent in our technical dictionary. But what exactly is it and why should anyone know of it? Well, it looks like blockchain methods will ultimately replace many third-party vendors on the Internet. Eventually, every business and personal computer will use blockchain technology to protect data.

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Importance of VPN

Importance of VPN

When you think of all the data you move through your devices every day it can be a bit unsettling. Hackers get smarter by the day and even checking your email under a coffee shop Wi-Fi connection could compromise your digital life. More and more people are transitioning to virtual private networks or VPNs to keep their data safe. In a business setting, it’s important to utilize a VPN, especially if you have employees working remotely or off-site. It helps to secure your companies network and protect the data going back and forth.

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Evolution of Botnets

Evolution of Botnets

Botnets have been around for a long time. In fact, their original purpose is not nearly as nefarious as what hackers are using them for now. A botnet is simply a string of connected computers coordinated together to perform a task. They take place daily on our computers to relay information and keep websites going. The problem now is that hackers are using this to clog networks, send spam, and generate fake internet traffic. Most of the time, users have no idea that their device is part of a botnet attack.

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Welcome the new members of our team!

Welcome the new members of our team!

Over the past few months, we have brought on some great new members to our growing team. We would like to formerly introduce them to you so you can get to know them a bit better as you start to work with them more in the future. They are all excited to be onboard with us while we continue to partner with clients in their business success!

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