“Close on the heels of last week’s announcement that US Department of Defense approval of iOS 6 devices was imminent comes word from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) that a cryptographic module in iOS 6 has achieved FIPS 140-2 certification (Level 1),” Steven Sande reports for TUAW.
“This has, to quote our tipster, ‘huge implications for government use of iOS (and eventually Macs),'” Sande reports. “The module was tested on an iPhone 4, an iPhone 4S and an iPad (single-user mode) running iOS 6.0.”
Sande reports, “It is unknown if the certification is specific to these devices or if it also extends to newer devices like the iPhone 5.”
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