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Security issues in e-learning platforms

Author(s): Defta (Ciobanu) Costinela – Luminita

Journal: World Journal on Educational Technology
ISSN 1309-1506

Volume: 3;
Issue: 3;
Start page: 153;
Date: 2011;
Original page

Keywords: e-learning | security | education | attacks | Moodle.

Security is an important issue in the actual educational context where e-learning increases in popularity and increasingly more people are taking online courses. The e-learning platforms are today production systems that need to be secured. To achieve a good level of security, there are many important elements that must be taken into account: authentication, access control, data integrity, content protection, etc. Information security can be obtained using methods such as cryptography and network protocols. In this paper we will highlight some key security issues that must be taken into consideration in developing and using an e-learning platform. We will also examine some security aspects of one of the most popular open-source e-learning systems: Moodle.
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