AIOS-05-080102 - Apple iOS must implement the management setting: not share location data through iCloud.


Sharing of location data is an operations security (OPSEC) risk because it potentially allows an adversary to determine a DoD user's location and movements and patterns in those movements over time. An adversary could use this information to target the user or to gather intelligence on the user's likely activities. Using commercial cloud services to store and handle location data could leave the data vulnerable to breach, particularly by sophisticated adversaries. Disabling the use of such services mitigates this risk.

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The user must configure Apple iOS to disable location sharing through iCloud.

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References: 800-53|CM-6b., CAT|II, CCI|CCI-000366, Rule-ID|SV-86499r1_rule, STIG-ID|AIOS-05-080102, Vuln-ID|V-71875

Plugin: MDM

Control ID: 77cebf089eadc8959e6e8c975759e02fd5cf45274affbd1c0e56aa4e0b6ec394