Security Concerns of IPv6-SLAAC and Security Policies to Diminish the Risk Associated with Them by Parul Sharma & Dr. Anup Girdhar [Cyber Times International Journal of Technology & Management]

Abstract: Though, IPV6 has presented a long list of features that will actually change the entire networking environment, it still represents a very small proportion of Internet traffic. One of the major reasons behind its partial acceptance is its security, as these features were incorporated in IPV6 just to enhance its overall performance and quality of service, thereby neglecting its security part.

One such feature is Stateless Address Auto Configuration or simply SLAAC, which have undoubtedly reduced a lot of overhead in configuring networks, but on the same time it has challenged the security of IPV6 networks. This research work, therefore targets at proposing some security policies to mitigate the risks associated with SLAAC, by understanding its working scenario and trying to create the possible attack vector to highlight its security concerns. Hence, the implementation of these policies will directly add security to networks and make them resistant to SLAAC based attacks.

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