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Ransomware Set to Surge as AI Powers Cybercriminals

The global ransomware scourge is poised to worsen over the next two years, fueled by artificial intelligence that makes cyber attacks more effective, according to a new report from Britain's cybersecurity chiefs. The National Cyber Security Centre, part of the UK's top signals intelligence agency GCHQ, warns that AI will enable even novice hackers to [...]

Ransomware Set to Surge as AI Powers Cybercriminals2024-01-26T10:11:56-05:00

Zero-day attacks and Exchange Server

Zero-day attacks represent one of the most significant threats to Microsoft Exchange Servers. This post aims to provide Exchange administrators and security professionals with strategies to prepare for and defend against these unpredictable threats. Microsoft Exchange Server, being a critical component in enterprise communication infrastructure, is a primary target for hackers. Through-out 2023 and into [...]

Zero-day attacks and Exchange Server2024-01-23T09:54:18-05:00

Microsoft January 2024 Patch Tuesday: Another Quiet Patch Tuesday for Exchange Server

Microsoft kicks off 2024 with a uneventful Patch Tuesday, maintaining the trend from December by not releasing any patches for Exchange Server 2019. Exchange Server 2019: CU14 Delayed to Jan 2024 There are still two more CUs for Exchange Server 2019: CU14 and CU15.  CU14 is in its final stages of testing and validation and will be [...]

Microsoft January 2024 Patch Tuesday: Another Quiet Patch Tuesday for Exchange Server2024-01-11T13:59:28-05:00

High Volume Attacks – Microsoft Exchange Server Security

Video summary: This video discusses high volume logon attacks (HVA) against Microsoft Exchange servers and Messageware Exchange Protocol Guard’s role in countering these attacks. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9blVda_IJIM Cybersecurity threats are becoming more sophisticated and relentless, especially for critical infrastructure like email servers. One such threat to be aware of is the high-volume logon attack (HVA), which targets [...]

High Volume Attacks – Microsoft Exchange Server Security2024-01-09T06:23:13-05:00

Microsoft Exchange – Messageware Q4 2023 Newsletter

It’s mid-December and there is lots of good news heading into the end of 2023.Microsoft is not releasing any December Exchange Server CUs or SUs, a welcome break for those with vacations scheduled!We are officially launching our new security product, “Z-Day Guard for Exchange Servers”.It’s simple to install, easy to use, and extremely powerful, giving [...]

Microsoft Exchange – Messageware Q4 2023 Newsletter2023-12-20T12:52:05-05:00

Microsoft December 2023 Patch Tuesday: Exchange Server Admins get a break

Exchange Server admins can take a break to enjoy the upcoming holidays! There are no security updates (SUs) for Exchange Server 2019 and 2016 this month. Exchange Server 2019: CU14 Delayed to Jan 2024 Microsoft released a blog to clarify the status of cumulative updates for the on-premises email platform. Administrators expecting the release of [...]

Microsoft December 2023 Patch Tuesday: Exchange Server Admins get a break2023-12-13T10:19:30-05:00

Messageware Announces the Launch of Z-Day Guard for Exchange Server: A Revolutionary Security Solution for Microsoft Exchange Servers

TORONTO - Dec. 11, 2023 - Messageware Incorporated, a leader in cybersecurity solutions, today announced the launch of Z-Day Guard for Microsoft Exchange Server (Z-Day), a cutting-edge security product designed specifically for Microsoft Exchange Servers. Z-Day represents a significant advancement in protecting against zero-day attacks and unauthorized server access. Z-Day employs innovative File and Virtual Directory Integrity Monitoring to [...]

Messageware Announces the Launch of Z-Day Guard for Exchange Server: A Revolutionary Security Solution for Microsoft Exchange Servers2023-12-11T10:48:47-05:00

Exchange Server 2019: CU14 Delayed to Jan 2024

Last year, Microsoft announced a new servicing model for Exchange Server, with two Cumulative Updates (CUs) per year. However, Microsoft won't be releasing a second CU for 2023. There are two more CUs on the horizon for Exchange Server 2019: CU14 (H1 2024) and CU15 (H2 2024). The release date for CU14 has shifted to [...]

Exchange Server 2019: CU14 Delayed to Jan 20242023-12-13T08:00:35-05:00

Understanding Microsoft’s Exchange Server Servicing Model

Microsoft's Shift in Servicing Cadence In a move that reflects a commitment to both innovation and stability, Microsoft announced last year a change in its servicing model for Exchange Server. This strategic shift saw the company adopt a twice-yearly release schedule for Cumulative Updates (CUs), targeting the first and second halves of each calendar year. [...]

Understanding Microsoft’s Exchange Server Servicing Model2023-11-27T11:14:24-05:00

Microsoft November 2023 Patch Tuesday: Exchange Server Security Updates

Microsoft has released Security Updates (SUs) for vulnerabilities found in: Exchange Server 2019 Exchange Server 2016 SUs are available for the following specific versions of Exchange Server: Exchange Server 2019 CU12 and CU13 Exchange Server 2016 CU23 The November 2023 SUs address vulnerabilities responsibly reported to Microsoft by security partners and found through Microsoft’s internal processes. These vulnerabilities affect [...]

Microsoft November 2023 Patch Tuesday: Exchange Server Security Updates2024-02-13T13:43:34-05:00

Emerging Microsoft Exchange Zero-Day Vulnerabilities

Microsoft Exchange is currently under threat due to four newly discovered zero-day vulnerabilities, which attackers can exploit remotely to execute arbitrary code or disclose sensitive information on affected installations. These vulnerabilities were disclosed by Trend Micro's Zero Day Initiative (ZDI) on September 7th and 8th, 2023. Despite their potential threat, Microsoft has chosen to delay [...]

Emerging Microsoft Exchange Zero-Day Vulnerabilities2024-01-30T06:52:45-05:00

Exchange Protocol Guard – Software Release – EPG 3.7.6

Software Release – EPG 3.7.6 Toronto, Canada – October 24th, 2023: Messageware Incorporated, the leader in Microsoft Exchange security and productivity tools, announced a major update of their flagship product Messageware Exchange Protocol Guard (EPG). The following updates are now available for customers and trial users: Messageware EPG 2019 v3.7.6 Messageware EPG 2016 v3.7.6 Messageware EPG [...]

Exchange Protocol Guard – Software Release – EPG 3.7.62023-11-15T07:28:29-05:00

Microsoft October 2023 Patch Tuesday: Exchange Server Security Updates

Microsoft has released Security Updates (SUs) for vulnerabilities found in: Exchange Server 2019 Exchange Server 2016 SUs are available for the following specific versions of Exchange Server: Exchange Server 2019 CU12 and CU13 Exchange Server 2016 CU23 The October 2023 SUs address vulnerabilities responsibly reported to Microsoft by security partners and found through Microsoft’s internal processes. Although we are [...]

Microsoft October 2023 Patch Tuesday: Exchange Server Security Updates2023-11-17T10:50:55-05:00

Exchange in the Crosshairs: Uncovering and Countering Probing Threats

Who’s probing your Exchange Server? Today’s systems reveal more information to the internet than intended. If you have an internet facing Exchange Server, it is being probed to discover its specifications, vulnerabilities, and weaknesses. RELATED: Watch a video on High Volume Attacks attacks on Exchange Server Hackers Hackers probe Exchange Servers to identify weaknesses or [...]

Exchange in the Crosshairs: Uncovering and Countering Probing Threats2023-12-13T12:08:34-05:00

Microsoft Exchange – Messageware Q3 2023 Newsletter

Important: The Aug 8 SU has been withdrawn and re-released by Microsoft due to installation issues in some environments. For more information and what to do if you installed Aug 8 SUv1 you can refer to the Microsoft blog article here: Re-release of August 2023 Exchange Server Security Update packages - Microsoft Community Hub. Otherwise, proceed [...]

Microsoft Exchange – Messageware Q3 2023 Newsletter2023-09-05T13:30:41-04:00

Microsoft August 2023 Patch Re-Release: Exchange Server Security Updates

Microsoft has re-released Security Updates (SUs) for vulnerabilities found in: Exchange Server 2019 Exchange Server 2016 SUs are available for the following specific versions of Exchange Server: Exchange Server 2019 CU12 and CU13 Exchange Server 2016 CU23 More information from Microsoft about the re-release is available here. The following table describes the actions you need to take based on [...]

Microsoft August 2023 Patch Re-Release: Exchange Server Security Updates2023-08-16T16:57:01-04:00

Microsoft August 2023 Patch Tuesday: Exchange Server Security Updates

UPDATE: Microsoft re-released the SU on August 15th, 2023. See more details here. The August 2023 SUs address vulnerabilities responsibly reported to Microsoft by security partners and found through Microsoft’s internal processes. Although we are not aware of any active exploits in the wild, our recommendation is to immediately install these updates to protect your [...]

Microsoft August 2023 Patch Tuesday: Exchange Server Security Updates2023-09-21T03:22:15-04:00

Microsoft June 2023 Patch Tuesday: Exchange Server Security Updates

Microsoft released security updates for Exchange Server on June 14, 2023. While no active threats are currently known to be exploiting these vulnerabilities, IT admins should prioritize patching them as soon as possible. One of the most critical vulnerabilities is a bypass of fixes for two Exchange Server remote code execution bugs. This vulnerability exists [...]

Microsoft June 2023 Patch Tuesday: Exchange Server Security Updates2023-11-17T10:53:37-05:00

Exchange Online, Outlook on the Web down again. On-premise not affected

Microsoft has confirmed that there are massive issues and outages across Exchange, Outlook, Teams, and OneDrive. The company is currently investigating the cause of the outage and has not yet provided an ETA for when it will be resolved. In the meantime, users are experiencing problems with sending and receiving emails, accessing files, and using [...]

Exchange Online, Outlook on the Web down again. On-premise not affected2023-06-07T07:38:51-04:00

Another Microsoft 365 Disruption: The Sixth Instance of Downtime in This Year

The recent disruption to Microsoft 365 services resulted in users being unable to access their apps for the sixth time this year. Users had reported difficulties in accessing their Outlook mailboxes, and connection attempts to Microsoft 365 servers were unsuccessful. The company acknowledged these issues in a notification, stating, "User reports indicate that the disruption [...]

Another Microsoft 365 Disruption: The Sixth Instance of Downtime in This Year2023-06-13T10:08:00-04:00