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Apple iOS must not allow use of My Photo Stream.


Finding ID Version Rule ID IA Controls Severity
V-54253 AIOS-02-080005 SV-68499r1_rule Medium
When My Photo Stream is enabled, sensitive photos will be automatically uploaded to Apple-specified servers and available on other iOS devices 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 and potentially makes them available to non-DoD devices. Disabling My Photo Stream mitigates this risk. SFR ID: FMT_SMF.1.1 #42
Apple iOS 8 Interim Security Configuration Guide 2014-09-16


Check Text ( C-54889r3_chk )
Review configuration settings to confirm “Allow My Photo Stream” is disabled.

This check procedure is performed on both the iOS management tool and the iOS device.

Note: If an organization has multiple configuration profiles, then the check procedure must be performed on the relevant configuration profiles applicable to the scope of the review.

In the iOS management tool, verify “Allow My Photo Stream” is unchecked.

Alternatively, verify the text "allowPhotoStream" appears in the configuration profile (.mobileconfig file).

On the iOS device:
1. Open the Settings app.
2. Tap "General".
3. Tap "Profiles" or "Profiles & Device Management" or "Device Management".
4. Tap the Configuration Profile from the iOS management tool containing the restrictions policy.
5. Tap "Restrictions".
6. Verify "Photo Stream not allowed" is listed.

If "Allow Photo Stream" is checked in the iOS management tool, "allowPhotoStream " appears in the configuration profile, or the restrictions policy on the iOS device from the iOS management tool does not list "Photo Stream not allowed", this is a finding.
Fix Text (F-59107r1_fix)
Install a Configuration Profile to disable My Photo Stream.