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Re: European ISP enables IPv6 for all?

  • From: John Kristoff
  • Date: Tue Dec 18 11:54:51 2007

On Tue, 18 Dec 2007 12:14:52 +0100
Iljitsch van Beijnum <[email protected]> wrote:

> I'd say that the huge address space makes life impossible for scanning  
> worms.

Perhaps for random address scanning, but certainly not for scanning
worms generally.  In addition to the paper Steve Bellovin provided a
link to, consider how many vulnerabilities are in the app compared to
the stack and raw listeners these days.  Miscreants know how to
progamatically feed a list of search terms to the search engines and
parse the results.  There are a lot of vulnerable web apps out there
and they are actively being scanned, tested and exploited.  Plugging
the words 'rfi' and 'scanner' into a search engine for further detail.