Primary Task Response: Within the Discussion Board area, write 400–600 words that respond to the following questions with your thoughts, ideas, and comments. This will be the foundation for future discussions by your classmates. Be substantive and clear, and use examples to reinforce your ideas.

Conduct research using the library and Internet for information about security flaws in UNIX, open source, and Windows operating systems.

From your research, select 1 security flaw for further discussion. Your selection can be for any of the operating systems.
Describe the security flaw, and discuss how the security flaw is manifested.
Provide a review of a security incident related to the flaw, and discuss the impact of the security breach as well as the response to the breach.
Include recommendations for how the incident could have been avoided.

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One of most known security bugs present in Windows XP was the “Blaster Worm” (Microsoft, 2003). It was officially discovered on July 16, 2003 and it had highlighted several less common security aspects like:
- it was not characterized by high difficulty in preventing the infection – the application of the right OS patches and simple firewall activation would have sufficed as effective countermeasures;...

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