AIOS-02-080102 - Apple iOS must implement the management setting: not allow use of Handoff.


Handoff permits a user of an Apple iOS device to transition user activities from one device to another. Handoff passes sufficient information between the devices to describe the activity, but app data synchronization associated with the activity is handled though iCloud, which should be disabled on a compliant Apple iOS device. If a user associates both DoD and personal devices to the same Apple ID, the user may improperly reveal information about the nature of the user's activities on an unprotected device. Disabling Handoff mitigates this risk.

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Install a configuration profile to disable continuation of activities among devices and workstations.

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References: 800-53|AC-20(3), 800-53|CM-6b., CAT|III, CCI|CCI-000366, CCI|CCI-002338, Rule-ID|SV-86467r1_rule, STIG-ID|AIOS-02-080102, Vuln-ID|V-71843

Plugin: MDM

Control ID: 3012837e97c99984eb81929091fad15b142095de887dc564a79f625ba5276d22