Posts Tagged ‘IPv6 security myths’

TODAY! Free “Security in an IPv6 World” Webinar at 1PM ET

Security in an IPv6 World

Today’s the day! At 1300 EDT (1700 UTC) our Chris Grundemann is teaming up with USTelecom for a webinar. From the session abstract: Security in an IPv6 World: Myth & Reality Now that IPv6 is being actively deployed around the world, security is more and more a growing concern. Unfortunately, there are still a large Read more…


April 16th, 2015 by | Posted in Events, IPv6, Security | Tags: | No Comments

IPv6 Security Myth #10 – Deploying IPv6 is Too Risky

Security in an IPv6 World

After a quick break to catch our breath (and read all those IPv6 Security Resources), it’s now time to look at our tenth and final IPv6 Security Myth. In many ways this myth is the most important myth to bust. Let’s take a look at why: Myth: Deploying IPv6 Makes My Network Less Secure Reality: Read more…


March 24th, 2015 by | Posted in IPv6, Security | Tags: , , | 1 Comment

IPv6 Security Myth #9 – There Aren’t Any IPv6 Security Resources

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We are approaching the end of this 10 part series on the most common IPv6 security myths. Now it’s time to turn our eyes away from security risks to focus a bit more on security resources. Today’s myth is actually one of the most harmful to those who hold it. If you believe that there Read more…


March 10th, 2015 by | Posted in IPv6, Security | Tags: , , | 3 Comments

IPv6 Security Myth #8 – It Supports IPv6

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Most of our IPv6 Security Myths are general notions, often passed on unwittingly between colleagues, friends, conference attendees, and others. Today’s myth is one that most often comes specifically from your vendors or suppliers. Whether it’s a hardware manufacturer, software developer, or Internet Service Provider (ISP), this myth is all about trust, but verify. Myth: Read more…


March 3rd, 2015 by | Posted in IPv6, Security | Tags: , , | 1 Comment

IPv6 Security Myth #7 – 96 More Bits, No Magic

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This week’s myth is interesting because if we weren’t talking security it wouldn’t be a myth. Say what? The phrase “96 more bits, no magic” is basically a way of saying that IPv6 is just like IPv4, with longer addresses. From a pure routing and switching perspective, this is quite accurate. OSPF, IS-IS, and BGP Read more…


February 24th, 2015 by | Posted in IPv6, Security | Tags: , , | No Comments

IPv6 Security Myth #6 – IPv6 is Too New to be Attacked

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Here we are, half-way through this list of the top 10 IPv6 security myths! Welcome to myth #6. Since IPv6 is just now being deployed at any real scale on true production networks, some may think that the attackers have yet to catch up. As we learned in Myth #2, IPv6 was actually designed starting Read more…


February 17th, 2015 by | Posted in IPv6, Security | Tags: , , | 2 Comments

IPv6 Security Myth #5 – Privacy Addresses Fix Everything!

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Internet Protocol addresses fill two unique roles. They are both identifiers and locators. They both tell us which interface is which (identity) and tell us how to find that interface (location), through routing. In the last myth, about network scanning, we focused mainly on threats to IPv6 addresses as locators. That is, how to locate Read more…


February 10th, 2015 by | Posted in IPv6, Security | Tags: , , | 4 Comments

IPv6 Security Myth #4 – IPv6 Networks are Too Big to Scan

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Here we are, all the way up to Myth #4! That makes this the 4th installment of our 10 part series on the top IPv6 Security Myths. This myth is one of my favorite myths to bust when speaking with folks around the world. The reason for that is how many otherwise well-informed and highly Read more…


February 3rd, 2015 by | Posted in IPv6, Security | Tags: , , | 2 Comments

IPv6 Security Myth #3 – No IPv6 NAT Means Less Security

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We’re back again with part 3 in this 10 part series that seeks to bust 10 of the most common IPv6 security myths. Today’s myth is a doozy. This is the only myth on our list that I have seen folks raise their voices over. For whatever reason, Network Address Translation (NAT) seems to be Read more…


January 27th, 2015 by | Posted in IPv6, Security | Tags: , , | 8 Comments

IPv6 Security Myth #2 – IPv6 Has Security Designed In

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Today we continue with part 2 of the 10 part series on IPv6 Security Myths by debunking one of the myths I overhear people propagating out loud far too much: That you don’t need to worry about security because IPv6 has it built into the protocol. In this post, we’ll explore several of the reasons Read more…


January 20th, 2015 by | Posted in IPv6, Security | Tags: , , | 3 Comments