[ipv6hackers] my IPv6 insecurity slides

Fernando Gont fgont at si6networks.com
Thu Nov 24 18:50:19 CET 2011

On 11/24/2011 11:35 AM, Carlos M. Martinez wrote:
> If we as practitioners communicate the idea that there is something
> called IPv6 which seems to be really, really insecure, then the public
> will still not know what it is, but they sure will reject it. This is a
> case where possitive PR can help very little but negative PR can hurt a lot.

*Without* endorsing Marc's take on the subject, I personally think that
this depends a great deal on the venue where this stuff is being presented.

If this sort of stuff is presented in, say, a general communications
tradeshow, I think one needs to be careful about how things are
presented, because the effect might be the one that you're mentioning.

However, if this stuff is presented in a security conference, then
things are different: people attend those events to talk about
vulnerabilities and countermeasures, and everyone is used to that. For
instance, in quite a few events I've attended there have been
presentations about security issues in the PDF format (and t-shirts with
things such as "PDF: Penetration Document Format"), and I've not stopped
using PDF for my files...

Fernando Gont
SI6 Networks
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