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V-228574

Google Android 11 must be configured to enforce a minimum password length of six characters.

Finding ID
GOOG-11-000100
Rule ID
SV-228574r510289_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 11 device to enforce a minimum password length of six characters. On the EMM console: 1. Open "Password constraints". 2. Select "Personal Profile". 3. Open "Minimum password quality". 4. Choose Numeric Complex, Alphabetic, Alphanumeric, or Complex. 5. Open "Minimum password length". 6. 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 EMM Administration Console and the Android 11 device. On the EMM console: 1. Open "Password constraints". 2. Select "Personal Profile". 3. Open "Minimum password quality". 4. Check that Numeric Complex, Alphabetic, Alphanumeric, or Complex is selected. 5. Verify that "Minimum password length" is "6". On the Android 11 device, do the following: 1. Open Settings >> Security >> Screen lock. 2. Enter current password. 3. Tap "Password or PIN". 4. Verify Password length listed is at least "6". If the device password length is not set to six characters or more on EMM console or on the Android 11 device, this is a finding.