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Apple iOS must not share location data through iCloud.


Finding ID Version Rule ID IA Controls Severity
V-54295 AIOS-05-080102 SV-68541r1_rule Medium
Sharing of location data is an OPSEC risk because it potentially allows an adversary to determine a DoD user's location and movements and patterns in those movements over time. An adversary could use this information to target the user or to gather intelligence on the user's likely activities. Using commercial cloud services to store and handle location data could leave the data vulnerable to breach, particularly by sophisticated adversaries. Disabling the use of such services mitigates this risk. SFR ID: FMT_SMF.1.1 #42
Apple iOS 8 Interim Security Configuration Guide 2014-09-16


Check Text ( C-54931r1_chk )
Review configuration settings to confirm "Share My Location" is disabled.

This check procedure is performed on the iOS device only.

On the iOS device:
1. Open the Settings app.
2. Tap "Privacy".
3. Tap "Location Services".
4. Tap "Share My Location".
5. Verify "Share My Location" is off.

If "Share My Location" is toggled to the right and appears green on the iOS device, this is a finding.
Fix Text (F-59149r1_fix)
The user must configure iOS to disable location sharing through iCloud.