AIOS-01-080007 - Apple iOS must not allow passwords that include more than two repeating or sequential characters.


Password strength is a measure of the effectiveness of a password in resisting guessing and brute force attacks. Passwords that contain repeating or sequential characters are significantly easier to guess than those that do not contain repeating or sequential characters. Therefore, disallowing repeating or sequential characters increases password strength and decreases risk.


Install a configuration profile to disallow more than two sequential or repeating numbers or letters in the device unlock password.

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References: 800-53|CM-6b., CAT|III, CCI|CCI-000366, Rule-ID|SV-86405r1_rule, STIG-ID|AIOS-01-080007, Vuln-ID|V-71781

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