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Passcode maximum failed attempts must be set to required value.


Finding ID Version Rule ID IA Controls Severity
V-25011 WIR-MOS-iOS-G-017 SV-30796r2_rule IAIA-1 Medium
A hacker with unlimited attempts can determine the password of an iOS device within a few minutes using password hacking tools, which could lead to unauthorized access to the iOS device and exposure to sensitive DoD data.
Apple iOS6 Security Technical Implementation Guide 2014-10-07


Check Text ( C-31214r5_chk )
1. Make a list of all iOS security policies listed on the MDM server that have been assigned to iOS devices and review each policy.
2. Select each security policy iOS devices are assigned to, and in turn, verify the required settings are in the policy. Verify “Maximum failed attempts” is checked and set to 10 or less.

Mark as a finding if the required rule is not set up on the MDM server.

Note: If there is a finding, note the name of the policy in the Findings Details section in VMS/Component Provided Tracking Database.
Fix Text (F-27662r2_fix)
Set password/passcode maximum failed attempts to 10 or less.