The Ghost in Your Machine: IPv6 Gateway to Hackers

Discussion in 'other security issues & news' started by ronjor, Jul 20, 2008.

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  1. ronjor

    ronjor Global Moderator

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  2. agagouga

    agagouga Registered Member

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    In M$ Vista, IPv6 is enabled by default...:p
    To disable IPv6 on vista (no uninstall is possible) check here (at the bottom).
    Further research is needed about current firewalls capability to stop IPv6 packets o_O
     
  3. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    Hi,
    How many applications / services on the regular desktop are ipv6 capable, meaning can understand ipv6 addresses? If the number is zero, then the threat is equal to that.
    Mrk
     
  4. macoafi

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    Pretty sure the answer is all of them. Microsoft worked very hard to make sure that all of Vista's default stuff was IPv6 capable.
     
  5. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    Hello,
    XP? Win98? Win2000?
    Vista is something that should not be used, period, ipvX or not.
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    Oh, since you replied right after
    I figured you were wondering aboug Vista. If you had read the article, you would've seen Joe's chart showing that Vista's the first to enable IPv6 by default, though XP and 2000 are capable. And if you're using Win98 you've got much bigger problems than a lack of IPv6 security tools.
     
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