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In recent moths, MMi has covered reports of the U.S. Department of Defense testing the iPhone as well as Android devices in the field. The Federal Government continues to explore...
05-02-2013, 03:52 PM #1
Pentagon Poised to Give iOS 6 High Security Clearance
In recent moths, MMi has covered reports of the U.S. Department of Defense testing the iPhone as well as Android devices in the field. The Federal Government continues to explore which mobile devices best serve their needs in the most secure fashion possible.
According to The Wall Street Journal, the DoD is inching closer than ever to green-lighting iOS 6 for use in high-security clearance situations. As we understand, however, iOS 6 would not be used for classified purposes. All iOS 6-related communications would, in fact, be non-classified in nature.
The Defense Information Systems Agency, or DISA - the agency that sanctions commercial technology for Pentagon use - is expected to rule in early May that Apple's latest operating system, iOS 6, conforms to adequate security-requirements.
"That would allow iPhones and iPads to be used by military agencies for non-classified communications, such as email and Web browsing," the WSJ reports. BlackBerry, meanwhile, has "has had to go back to seek fresh approval because its latest BlackBerrys, the touch-screen Z10 and keyboard-equipped Q10, run off a new operating system."
05-02-2013, 04:28 PM #2
...because a phone without a working passcode locksreen is certainly secure enough for the DoD!
05-02-2013, 04:42 PM #3
^^They've got no choice, either that or open source...
I am not an iFanboy but even I have to say why did they even consider an Android?
05-02-2013, 04:45 PM #4
HHHmmmmm iPhone or Android????? Apple is pretty anal about security and anti jailbreaking. Android is open software to which anybody can write malicious code and hack into it as people are already seeing by downloading apps from google play and getting malware and viruses LOL. Ya hard decision!!!!
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05-02-2013, 09:05 PM #7
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05-02-2013, 09:32 PM #8
I like both platforms and I don't think his argument is really valid.
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05-02-2013, 11:49 PM #10
I would also point out that the other argument definitely isn't valid, because he said Apple would fix it with an update when they've been trying for years.
Your argument is valid.
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05-02-2013, 11:49 PM #11
This is not even an argument. iOS more secure than android. There should not even be a question about it. iOS is the most secure mobile platform, by far. Almost everyone knows that. Even people who aren't as educated about the difference knows it. Whether iOS is secure enough for the DOD is a different story. No one here on MMO. Should be even remotely surprised that the DOD is lea inning towards iOS based on its security. As for installing custom roms on an android device, it is not difficult. If you can follow simple written directions, anyone can install a custom rom on an android. Everyone automatically believes it is difficult to do because it is something that is not "supposed" to be done. I know from experience that installing custom roms on android devices is not difficult.
05-03-2013, 12:26 AM #12
there ******* stupid if iOS is so secure why the hell is it always sooner or later ending up having a jailbreak....
honestly if there want security the should just stick with blackberry they might not have the best apps or videos or sound or whatever but **** the nailed security which should be the number 1 thing to protect in our goverment but nah they look better having flashy 600$ iPhones........... if i was goverment i would rather have a phone that no one has and no one wants to even bother to hack then a phone that everyone and there grandma has and is hacked daily same goes for android everyone roots them so there system is not so secure either........
05-03-2013, 02:22 AM #13
mod edit, post removed.
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05-03-2013, 10:38 AM #16
Don't be so naive. You really think RIM "nailed it" when speaking of security? If that was so, you really believe the government drops them just to have a device that only looks cooler, and pales in comparison to blackberry's security? If you truly believe all of this, than you are either that uneducated about it, or you work for RIM and/or have some stock invested within the company. I know of a dozen companies just off off the top of my head that have all switched from blackberry or an android device to iOS because it is much more secure. I have yet to hear of any company switching from iOS to blackberry or android because those are more secure.