[arin-ppml] Defcon speaker calls IPv6 a 'security nightmare'

Ted Mittelstaedt tedm at ipinc.net
Mon Aug 9 15:07:01 EDT 2010

as if NAT today presents any significant problems for the
crackers of the world to attack systems.  Obviously an academic
with no real world experience.  He probably doesn't even know
how to create an Avira ISO image and scan a machine with it.

The local computer stores around here make a living off of people
who believe NAT will protect them from getting hacked.  And what
about that security crack discussed at Black Hat that affects
millions of CPE NAT routers?  The don't even need to bother
attacking the systems behind the NAT now, they just attack the NAT
router and use it's CPU to do their nasty stuff


On 8/9/2010 11:16 AM, Roger Marquis wrote:
>> Getting back to the technical reasons for NAT, or at least trying to, are
>> there no takers for these questions?
> More unanswered questions for IPv6 nat-o-phobes:
> <http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/08/06/ipv6_security_nightmare/>
> "It is extremely important for hackers to get in here fast because IPv6
> is a security nightmare," Sam Bowne, an instructor in the Computer
> Networking and Information Technology Department at the City College of
> San Francisco, said on day one of the Defcon hacker conference in Las
> Vegas. "We're coming into a time of crisis and no one is ready."
> Roger Marquis
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