Using Biometrics to Fortify E-learning Platforms Security


E-learning is here to stay. During the COVID-19 pandemic, more than 1.2 billion students were educated through online learning. Platforms such as Zoom, Webex, Skype, Microsoft Teams, Google Meet, etc. were among the most popular ones during that period. However, these platforms suffer from various vulnerabilities that make them susceptible to cyberattacks, including Man-in-the-Middle attacks (MitM), during which the communication between a student and a teacher is intercepted by a ghost user. In this study, we propose the implementation of VIPSec, a secure and elaborate protocol, that is also easy to use for young and inexperienced users such as children. Thus, online learning sessions could be secured from disruptors and the threefold of confidentiality, integrity, and availability of the sensitive nature of personal data of both students and educators is respected.

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Spyros Kopsidas, University of Thessaly, Greece
Eleni Ioannou-Sougleridi, University of Thessaly, Greece
Dimitris Zisiadis, University of Thessaly, Greece
George Stamoulis, University of Thessaly, Greece

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Conference: PCE2023
Stream: Design

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Kopsidas S., Ioannou-Sougleridi E., Zisiadis D., & Stamoulis G. (2023) Using Biometrics to Fortify E-learning Platforms Security ISSN: 2758-0962 The Paris Conference on Education 2023: Official Conference Proceedings
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