Australia Defence Signal Directorate testing iOS

Australia’s Defence Signal Directorate is testing iPhone and iPad running Apple’s iOS on the Federal Governments Wi-Fi networks.

John Sheridan, told senators that the DSD hadn’t yet certified Apple’s mobile operating system for use with private wireless networks that handle material of national security.

The DSD told ZDNet Australia, however, that it is working with Apple to certify the iOS operating system for use on the secure Wi-Fi network operated by the Department of Parliamentary Services.

If the operating system passes the security tests, Australian Defence Force personnel, government aides as well as ministers and senators at all levels could get iPads.

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