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Scavenging is

searching through data residue in a system to gain unauthorized knowledge of sensitive data.[1]
[a] covert, unauthorized method of obtaining information that may be left in or around a computer system after the execution of a job. Included here is physical search (of trash barrels for carbon copies, for example) and search for residual data within the computer storage areas, temporary storage tapes, and the like.[2]

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References Edit

  1. IETF Network Working Group, Internet Security Glossary, Ver. 2 (RFC 4949) (Aug. 2007).
  2. Computer Crime: Criminal Justice Resource Manual, Glossary of Technical Terms, at xix.

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