A Review of IPv6 Security Concerns

ABSTRACT

This study focus on the security concerns of IPv6. A broad introduction to IPv6 is made then briefly the differences between the IPv6 and IPv4 protocols are looked at, their known vulnerabilities and this identifies some security concerns when implementing IPv6. Even after 13 years, IPv6is still considered a new network protocol. With this in mind not much is known about IPv6. Since the IPv4 address space will be used up within the next few months, IPv6 should finally become more mainstream.


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Council for Scientific and Industrial Research
Department of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering University of Pretoria
South Africa

Dr. Renier van Heerden is a senior researcher at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) in Pretoria, South Africa in the field of cyber security. His interests fall into the following domains: password security, network attack, and network ontologies. Prior to joining the CSIR, he worked as a software engineer in advanced optics applications for South-African-based Denel Optronics and as a Lecturer at the University of Pretoria. Renier obtained a degree in Electronic Engineering, a Master’s in Computer Engineering at the University of Pretoria and PhD at Rhodes University. Renier also obtained protea colours in Mindsport, Wargaming and was the 2010 and 2011 national champion for the Ancients discipline. Currently he is an active participant in the Flames of War wargaming community.

Computer Engineering, University of Pretoria, Pretoria
South Africa

I. M. Bester completed his B.Eng Computer Engineering in 2005. He has mostly worked in the financial industry and is interested in security, software engineering correctness by construction and component based development. Currently he is completing his Honours degree.

DPSS, CSIR, Pretoria
South Africa

Ivan Burke is a MSc candidate in the department of Computer Science at the University of Pretoria, South Africa. He also works full time at the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research South Africa in the Department of Defense Peace Safety and Security, where he works within the Command, Control and Information Warfare research group

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