About Exchange email system security

The media has recently reported about new vulnerabililities found from Microsoft Exchange email system. All email systems administrated by JAMK ICT-Services have been checked and updated as soon as the update was made available and they are secure.

In JAMK we use Microsoft’s Office365 Exchange platform as our primary email system, which was not affected by the vulnerability at all. We also have a dedicated on-premise Exchange system that does not contain any users mailboxes, but of course it is still properly updated and secured.

Few users have expressed concern that the extensive spam campaigns seen within recent days was related to this, but this is not the case.