South Korean Defense Ministry banned the use of iPhone
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South Korean Defense Ministry banned the use of iPhone

Seoul : South Korea | Apr 28, 2012 at 11:01 AM PDT
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South Korean Defense Ministry plans to ban the use of two iPhone devices at headquarters since August this year, according to ministry officials Monday 27.4.

The other smart devices will still be used after the system mobile device management (MDM) is installed. The system will automatically disable the camera function, wifi and recording of the telephone in the building.

The iPhone faces the risk of blocked because the unique technology of Apple makes the software developers in the country are having trouble setting up management systems compatible MDM because Apple does not want to provide source code.

Spokesman of the Ministry of Defense Yoon Won-sik told The Korea Times: "We are considering additional security from August this year. This is part of efforts to eliminate the possibility of leakage of confidential information via smartphone devices. "

Yoon said he would consider the request to staff in the building safe for the iPhone to outside.

The devices using Google's Android operating system, including the Galaxy and Galaxy Tab by Samsung will be located outside Note banned by the system compatible with MDM management, according to Mr. Yoon.

Department of Defense is planning expansion plans require the use of MDM systems for all major offices of all military units from 2015, according to the Korea Times.

Officials use the iPhone has vehemently said the policy response because they'll have to buy another handset and a fear of personal information being tracked.

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Le Thi Bich Lan is based in Vũng Tàu, Đông Nam Bộ, Vietnam, and is a Reporter on Allvoices.
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