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Residual data is

[d]ata left in storage after processing operations are complete, but before degaussing or rewriting has taken place.[1]

Overview Edit

Residual data can often be recovered from an end user device through forensic analysis. The following items describe common forms of residual data:

References Edit

  1. Department of Defense, National Computer Security Center, Glossary of Computer Security Terms (NCSC-TG-004, Ver. 1) (Oct. 21, 1988).

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