UM TechX Team Featured in NEPA Business Journal

UM Technologies Exchange team members, Geoff Speicher, Daniel Sputa, Karen Tomaine, and Matt Artz were featured in Northeast Pennsylvania Business […]

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Google Tips for Strong Password

The first step in protecting your online privacy is creating a safe password – i.e. one that a computer program or persistent individual won’t easily be able to guess in a short period of time. To help you choose a secure password, we’ve created a feature that lets you know visually how safe your password is as soon as you create it.

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Matt Artz Named to Top 20 Under 40

Please join the team from TR Tech Solutions and UM Technologies Exchange in congratulating our very own Matt Artz in […]

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Local Software Companies to Reach National Audience

MOOSIC, PA, November 3, 2014 – Scott Stiner, CEO and President of UM Technologies, LLC, a national provider of utility […]

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Avoid Network Tricks and Traps!

Our partner company Untangle created an infographic to get you familiar with the current security threats. It covers malware, phishing, DDOS, and many more.

According to Untangle, “When it comes to network security, Halloween can be everyday! Network security threats occur constantly, and can become a real nightmare for any business no matter the size. Read about how Home Depot, Citibank, the Dow Jones and even NATO became subject to recent Malware, Phishing and DDoS attacks. These are no urban legends, and they can happen to you if you aren’t prepared to avoid the latest network security tricks and traps!”

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Suspicious Microsoft Office Files

You should be careful when opening emails with Microsoft Office file attachments or links. In the past, Microsoft Office files were mostly safe, but in any case, make sure that you open files only from the sources that you trust and and that you are expecting to receive a file from.

According to Microsoft, the current files being used to attack users is a PowerPoint file, but it’s possible that any Microsoft Office file could be used for the attack. The attack is issued from an OLE (Object Linking and Embedding) component within the Microsoft Office files, meaning the files must be opened by the user for anything to happen.

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DropBox Password Update

Recently, Dropbox had passwords leak. Hundreds of accounts have been hacked and passwords published on-line. It is highly recommended that you update your password.

1. To do so, go to https://www.dropbox.com and sign into your account.
2. Navigate to the left corner of the screen and click on your name and then click on “Settings”.

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Staying Safe Online

Information security has always been an issue. However, in our increasingly connected world in which more and more of our accounts are migrating online, security is no longer something in which just computer nerds dabble. Today, proper online security practices are a must for all. And though the following recommendations may be viewed as an annoyance – which is true, they are – having an online account compromised or a credit card number stolen is more of an annoyance

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Scranton Times Tribune Readers Choice Awards

Here is your opportunity to Vote for TR Tech Solutions the premier IT provider in NEPA, specializing in IT strategy consulting, systems integration, managed services, network administration, service desk support, PC repair and data destruction.

Please take a moment and vote today using the link below. Thank you!

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Easy Way to Improve Your Online Protection

Microsoft issued a fix for the current security issue in Internet Explorer. This was a serious issue that could allow your computer to be taken over. If you have not properly patched your computer, you may still be at risk to this vulnerability. If you do not want to worry about these kind of patches, TRTS has a solution for you.

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