Russian Railways banned employees from using iPhones for official purposes

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Summarize this content to 100 words On August 9, 2023, media sources reported that Russian Railways OJSC prohibited employees from using iPhones for official purposes to protect critical work information.”Yes, indeed, it is forbidden to use an iPhone for the purpose,” a source from the Russian Railways holding company confirmed to the media, answering the relevant question. From the beginning of June 2023, in Rosaviatsia and subordinate structures of the State Department, in the Federal Tax Service (FNS), in the Ministry of Culture, Ministry of Transport, Ministry of Industry and Trade, Federal Customs Service (FMS) of Russia, the Ministry of Education of the Russian Federation, the Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Energy, “Rostec” and the Ministry of Industry and Trade have been prohibited from signing use any Apple device for business purposes, including the iPhone and Apple Watch. According to the orders of some state departments, their management in the field units must withdraw previously issued mobile devices from employees. State structures explained to the mass media that this decision was made in order to implement the country’s information security doctrine and to ensure protection and control over the circulation of official information.According to media sources, similar bans will soon be introduced in other large state-owned companies and departments, as well as in state structures in the regions. On June 1, 2023, the FSB of the Russian Federation reported that the department’s employees had uncovered the operations of American special services using Apple equipment, several thousand telephones of this brand were infected. Apple has commented on the allegations regarding the use of its devices for tracking. The company denies information from the FSB of the Russian Federation about spy software in its gadgets and claims that it does not work with US special services and does not monitor Russian users. At the end of June, Apple in the iOS 16.5.1 and iOS 15.7.7 updates closed two critical vulnerabilities found by Kaspersky Lab experts that allow infecting iPhones with malicious software called “Operation Triangulation”. Apple explained that the security patches prevent attackers from exploiting zero-day vulnerabilities that allow hackers to run arbitrary code on iPhones with kernel-level privileges on iOS versions prior to 15.7. At the end of July, Apple released iOS 16.6, as well as iPadOS 16.6, macOS Ventura 13.5, which fixes several critical vulnerabilities, including CVE-2023-38606, found by Kaspersky Lab specialists.

Russian Railways banned employees from using iPhones for official purposes

On August 9, 2023, media sources reported that Russian Railways OJSC prohibited employees from using iPhones for official purposes to protect critical work information.

“Yes, indeed, it is forbidden to use an iPhone for the purpose,” a source from the Russian Railways holding company confirmed to the media, answering the relevant question.


From the beginning of June 2023, in Rosaviatsia and subordinate structures of the State Department, in the Federal Tax Service (FNS), in the Ministry of Culture, Ministry of Transport, Ministry of Industry and Trade, Federal Customs Service (FMS) of Russia, the Ministry of Education of the Russian Federation, the Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Energy, “Rostec” and the Ministry of Industry and Trade have been prohibited from signing use any Apple device for business purposes, including the iPhone and Apple Watch. According to the orders of some state departments, their management in the field units must withdraw previously issued mobile devices from employees.

State structures explained to the mass media that this decision was made in order to implement the country’s information security doctrine and to ensure protection and control over the circulation of official information.

According to media sources, similar bans will soon be introduced in other large state-owned companies and departments, as well as in state structures in the regions.


On June 1, 2023, the FSB of the Russian Federation reported that the department’s employees had uncovered the operations of American special services using Apple equipment, several thousand telephones of this brand were infected.


Apple has commented on the allegations regarding the use of its devices for tracking. The company denies information from the FSB of the Russian Federation about spy software in its gadgets and claims that it does not work with US special services and does not monitor Russian users.


At the end of June, Apple in the iOS 16.5.1 and iOS 15.7.7 updates closed two critical vulnerabilities found by Kaspersky Lab experts that allow infecting iPhones with malicious software called “Operation Triangulation”. Apple explained that the security patches prevent attackers from exploiting zero-day vulnerabilities that allow hackers to run arbitrary code on iPhones with kernel-level privileges on iOS versions prior to 15.7.


At the end of July, Apple released iOS 16.6, as well as iPadOS 16.6, macOS Ventura 13.5, which fixes several critical vulnerabilities, including CVE-2023-38606, found by Kaspersky Lab specialists.

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