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Apple iOS must not display notifications when the device is locked.


Finding ID Version Rule ID IA Controls Severity
V-54261 AIOS-02-080009 SV-68507r1_rule Medium
If the mobile operating system were to display notifications or calendar information on the lock screen, an adversary may be able to gather sensitive data without needing to unlock the device. This adversary may use this gathered intelligence to plan future attacks and possibly a physical attack. By disabling notifications on the lock screen, this prevents sensitive data from being displayed openly on the device’s lock screen. SFR ID: FMT_SMF.1.1 #42
Apple iOS 8 Interim Security Configuration Guide 2014-09-16


Check Text ( C-54897r1_chk )
Review configuration settings to confirm “Show Notification Center in Lock screen” 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 "Show Notification Center in Lock screen" is unchecked.

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

On the iOS device:
1. Open the Settings app.
2. Tap "Touch ID & Passcode" or "Passcode".
3. Enter device passcode and tap "Done".
3. Under "ALLOW ACCESS WHEN LOCKED", verify "Notifications View" is off.

If the "Show Notification Center in Lock screen" is checked in the iOS management tool, "allowLockScreenNotificationsView " appears in the configuration profile, or "Notifications View" is toggled to the right and appears green on the iOS device, this is a finding.
Fix Text (F-59115r1_fix)
Install a Configuration Profile to disable Notification Center from the device Lock screen.