Saturday, June 11, 2011

Beware, virus maker Take advantage of IPv6 Migration Process

The trial implementation of IPv6 as the IP future went smoothly, on Wednesday (08/06/2011), in a joint movement called IPv6 Day World. A number of participating sites to try out a version that supports IPv6 traffic does not experience significant interference.However, anticipation of problems that might be encountered during the migration process of the Internet protocol IPv4 to IPv6 in use today still have to get attention.

World Day to test IPv6 implementations at hundreds of sites is an important step for the implementation of the full replacement protocol. But when it performs the transition to the new IP standard, there will be a situation where the threats that were not visible, will appear gradually as the malware authors know this transition and begin to adapt.
According to notes written by Cathal Mullaney from Symantec, from a security standpoint, this transition raises several potential new problem. IPv6 Transition for example could be attractive to malware authors. With the introduction of IPv6, cyber criminals will do a scan to determine the IPv6 address weaknesses or find a way to attack a network that can be done.
Company anti-virus and system / network administrators must understand the potential threat and take action in anticipation. A case usually, Symantec recommends that the definitions, signatures, and firewall rules on the network to be updated to ensure protected from new threats.
IPv6 is a new internet protocol that was developed to anticipate the IPv4 protocol soon full. Systems Internet Protocol (IP) address is a network addressing system, which is the most important part of a process of information access and communication. Since 1983 until now a common addressing system used is the IPv4 address with a capacity of approximately 4.2 billion.
Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA), an international official agency manager IP address released data that the number of IPv4 addresses remaining from currently approximately only the remaining 10 percent of the initial capacity or about 400 million addresses only. This amount is not sufficient to anticipate the development of internet users today which is very unusual not to mention the future development of telecommunications technology based on IP. While IPv6 provides billions of times the internet address is much greater. for further info visit

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