Hasselt, Belgium - August 27, 2014. At a conference in Oxford (UK), Pieter Robyns – a Computer Science student at Hasselt University (UHasselt) – highlighted a substantial security issue when Apple devices are used in combination with the WPA2-Enterprise protocol, a universal standard to secure wireless enterprise networks. Apple’s implementation of this protocol allows cybercriminals to intercept the credentials of employees who log in to their enterprise network with an Apple device. Researchers from iMinds and the Expertise Center for Digital Media (EDM) of UHasselt who assisted Pieter during his research, alerted Apple of their findings earlier this year. With the launch of Apple’s new operating system iOS8 – at the end of 2014 – the issue should be solved. This security issue demonstrates once again that solely relying on the security mechanisms of a wireless access network is not sufficient when it comes to keeping sensitive company data safe from hackers.

Apple Implementation of WPA2-Enterprise (Wi-Fi) Security Protocol Gives Rise to Potential Enterprise Network Security Breaches