Outlook app for iOS and Android

Beware of new Outlook app for iOS and Android

 

ETH Media Relations

The IT Services at ETH Zurich has advised members not to use the new app from Microsoft Outlook. The software does not connect directly to the mail server at ETH; instead, it directs all traffic via a number of proxy servers abroad. This means that credentials and mail data are stored on those servers. Based on its current state of knowledge, the IT Services has classified these servers as a security risk. All ETH members have been duly informed of the pertinent facts by email. The ITS refrains from making any recommendations regarding other apps.

IT Services Information

Yesterday Microsoft released a new application in the Apple and Android stores: „Outlook for iOS“ respectively „Microsoft Outlook preview“.

At present, the ETH IT Services strongly advises against using this application! Access of this application to the ITS central mail server has already been blocked.

Reason

The software does not connect directly to the mail server at ETH, instead it directs all traffic via a number of proxy servers in the United States. This means that your credentials (username and password) and email data are temporarily stored on those servers. While this is declared in the privacy policy of the application, it is not explicitly mentioned when setting up email account.

In case you have already installed the „app“ and configured your mailbox, delete the software and change your email password:

How to change password

Additional Links

More information regarding this problem can be found at the following links:

Contact

For all inquiries contact the ITS Service Desk. Inquiries and problems can be presented by phone, email, web-form, or at the counter.

erstellt am
in News

Hinterlassen Sie eine Antwort

Ihre E-Mail-Adresse wird nicht veröffentlicht. Erforderliche Felder sind mit * markiert.

Diese Website verwendet Akismet, um Spam zu reduzieren. Erfahren Sie mehr darüber, wie Ihre Kommentardaten verarbeitet werden .