First security scare hits next-generation Internet

Monday, 5 July 2004, 1:31 PM EST

A vulnerability discovered in some of Juniper Networks' routing software highlights that the next-generation Internet, known as Internet Protocol version 6, still has a ways to go before it will be ready for widespread adoption.

The US Computer Emergency Readiness Team and Secunia, a security advisory company, issued alerts on Wednesday for Juniper M-series and T-series routers built between 24 February and 20 June that are running IPv6.

IPv6 is a new version of the Internet Protocol that expands the pool of unique addresses available for connecting PCs and other devices in the Internet.

By Marguerite Reardon at ZDNet.

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