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Experts: IPv6 Has Its Trade-Offs

ONLINE PRIVACY

August 2, 2012

ZDNet reports IPv6 will allow for more unique IP addresses on the web, but it also “brings about a conflict between privacy and security,” according to experts. In IPv6, IP addresses will be globally unique, which expert Dick Bussiere says will mean users can be more easily tracked online. However, because of the increase in the number of IP addresses, it will also take cybercriminals more time to find their targets. Another expert says IPv6 has its trade-offs, and individuals and organizations “must choose where they want to be on the scale of security and privacy, considering the technologies available to them and how they can configure it.”
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