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V-98921

Google Android 10 must be configured to enforce a minimum password length of six characters.

Finding ID
GOOG-10-000100
Rule ID
SV-108025r1_rule
Severity
Cat II
CCE
(None)
Group Title
PP-MDF-301010
CCI
CCI-000205
Target Key
(None)
Documentable
No
Discussion

Password strength is a measure of the effectiveness of a password in resisting guessing and brute force attacks. The ability to crack a password is a function of how many attempts an adversary is permitted, how quickly an adversary can do each attempt, and the size of the password space. The longer the minimum length of the password is, the larger the password space. Having a too-short minimum password length significantly reduces password strength, increasing the chance of password compromise and resulting device and data compromise. SFR ID: FMT_SMF_EXT.1.1 #1a

Fix Text

Configure the Google Android device to enforce a minimum password length of six characters. On the MDM console: 1. Open password requirements. 2. Open device password section. 3. Enter in the number of characters as "6".

Check Content

Review Google Android device configuration settings to determine if the mobile device is enforcing a minimum password length of six characters. This validation procedure is performed on both the MDM Administration Console and the Android 10 device. On the MDM console: 1. Open password requirements. 2. Open device password section. 3. Ensure the minimum password length is set to 6 characters. On the Android 10 device, do the following: 1. Open Settings >> Security >> Screen lock. 2. Enter current password. 3. Tap "Password". 4. Verify Password length listed is at least 6. If the device password length is not set to six characters or more on MDM console or on the Android 10 device, this is a finding.