Operating System Security Concerns : Os

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Operating System Security Concerns The OS in general lacks security and portability. The services on an OS are acutely vulnerable to malicious and random faults, as the OS are huge and are prone to security and reliabilities gaps. Moreover, the modification of the state of an OS is extremely complex in nature. Additionally, changes like cloning, encrypting, moving, or restoring are too challenging to accomplish. The OS provides the capabilities of event logging, however, this ability has a few shortcomings, such as, the intruder can disable the logging mechanisms before the attack, and secondly, it is often extremely difficult to find the critical information necessary to discern the attack and steps employed by the intruder to harm the OS, therefore, the overall recovery process becomes problematic (Chen & Noble, 2001). Furthermore, in the contemporary OS, the expectations of multi-tasking, time-sharing, and resource-sharing are abundant. The fundamental OS contains the security features such as task control blocks, virtual memory spaces, and inter-process communication. The OS also contains restrictions on operations and processes based on user identity and ownership level. However, the OS security lacks various integral considerations, for instance, restrictions based on the trustworthiness and operations of the utilities, user roles, and the data integrity and sensitivity. Therefore, the OS can be compromised effortlessly by an attacker by means of a security breach in

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