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MASWE-0008: Device Access Security Policy Not Enforced

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Initial Description or Hints

The app may not enforce device access security policy (e.g. device passcode) and may allow for unauthorized access to sensitive data.

Relevant Topics

  • user set a device passcode via isDeviceSecure() on Android better than only ensuring that the lock screen is set via KeyguardManager.isKeyguardSecure()
  • before attempting to authenticate, test to make sure that you actually have the ability to do so by calling the LAContext.canEvaluatePolicy(_:error:) method on iOS
  • to make sure that biometrics can be used, verify that the kSecAttrAccessibleWhenPasscodeSetThisDeviceOnly or the kSecAttrAccessibleWhenPasscodeSet protection class is set when the SecAccessControlCreateWithFlags method is called


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