AIOS-13-004400 - Apple iOS/iPadOS must not allow backup to remote systems (My Photo Stream).


When My Photo Stream is enabled, sensitive photos will be uploaded automatically to Apple-specified servers and available on other iPhone and iPads associated with the same Apple ID, provided that the other device also has My Photo Stream enabled. This potentially places sensitive photos on a server outside of DoD's control, potentially granting availability to non-DoD devices. Disabling My Photo Stream mitigates this risk.

Note: If the AO has approved the use/storage of DoD data in one or more personal (unmanaged) apps, allowing unrestricted activity by the user in downloading and installing personal (unmanaged) apps on the iOS 11 device may not be warranted due to the risk of possible loss of or unauthorized access to DoD data.



Install a configuration profile to disable My Photo Stream.

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References: 800-53|CM-6b., 800-53|CM-7(1)(b), CAT|II, CCI|CCI-000366, CCI|CCI-001761, Rule-ID|SV-219361r604137_rule, STIG-ID|AIOS-13-004400, STIG-Legacy|SV-106553, STIG-Legacy|V-97449, Vuln-ID|V-219361

Plugin: MDM

Control ID: cb246a0240f94d6039f33ac7cfc65d5f87ac04b14292a666a7d1618895e7a1df