AIOS-05-080001 - Apple iOS must implement the management setting: Treat Airdrop as an unmanaged destination.


An Airdrop feature is a way to send contact information or photos to other users with this same feature enabled. This feature enables a possible attack vector for adversaries to exploit. Once the attacker has gained access to the information broadcast by this feature, he/she may distribute this sensitive information very quickly and without DoD's control or awareness. By disabling this feature, the risk of mass data exfiltration will be mitigated.

Note: If the site uses Apple's optional Device Enrollment Program (DEP), this control is available as a supervised MDM control.

NOTE: Nessus has not performed this check. Please review the benchmark to ensure target compliance.


Install a configuration profile to treat AirDrop as an unmanaged destination.

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References: 800-53|CM-6b., CAT|II, CCI|CCI-000366, Rule-ID|SV-86495r1_rule, STIG-ID|AIOS-05-080001, Vuln-ID|V-71871

Plugin: MDM

Control ID: 63a498d21c0d5756d658a6f1f98a3daf712c37a569af2fe4a28d472abb88db74