Ghent – August 29, 2014. Starting this academic year, Ghent-based students with entrepreneurial ambitions can enroll in online courses taught by international experts. This project, aptly called the Massive Open Online Courses or MOOC, is initiated by Ghent University and iMinds. The goal of this new initiative is to demonstrate that Flemish Higher Education is capable of anticipating international developments in digital learning and education.

UGent and iMinds Bring ‘Massive Open Online Course’ (MOOC)-Education Concept to Flanders

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