Yahoo and IPv6

Owen DeLong owen at delong.com
Thu May 19 18:26:34 CDT 2011


On May 19, 2011, at 4:21 PM, Matthew Kaufman wrote:

> On 5/9/2011 8:16 AM, Arie Vayner wrote:
>> What disturbs me is the piece saying "We recommend disabling
>> IPv6<http://us.lrd.yahoo.com/_ylt=ArHGqIAYvt_4fpp3N3vLzmNRJ3tG/SIG=11vv8jc1f/**http%3A//help.yahoo.com/l/us/yahoo/ipv6/general/ipv6-09.html>
>> ", with a very easy link...
> 
> And I was just sent this link from our very own NSA: http://www.nsa.gov/ia/_files/factsheets/macosx_10_6_hardeningtips.pdf
> 
> Disable IPv6 and AirPort when Not Needed
> Open the Network pane in System Preferences. For every
> network interface listed:
> •     If it is an AirPort interface but AirPort is not required,
> click "Turn AirPort off."
> •     Click "Advanced."  Click on the TCP/IP tab and set
> "Configure IPv6:" to "Off" if not needed.  If it is an
> AirPort interface, click on the AirPort tab and enable
> "Disconnect when logging out."
> 
> Matthew Kaufman

Proving that the NSA is behind the times like any other government institution. No real surprise.

Owen





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