DSD advises iOS 6 update despite incomplete evaluation
In a broadcast issued by DSD's Cyber Security Operations Centre, DSD has said that the new version of Apple's mobile operating system provides "notable security enhancements" that warrant the update, despite its acknowledgement that iOS 6 was still in evaluation.
"In particular, iOS 6 addresses a known vulnerability in Apple Mail's use of Data Protection on email attachments, which is unlikely to be retrospectively applied to iOS 5."
DSD has worked with Apple in the past to scrutinise the security of iOS and ascertain whether it was appropriate for government use. It released a hardening guide for iOS in July last year, and earlier this year in March, it updated the guide for iOS 5 and certified the operating system for government information up to "protected" level of classification.
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