Are documents on a USB Thumb drive really secure???
Posted on 2006-10-30
I have a situation where I am haivng to view secure (Secret and Top Secret) documents , PDF's, .doc's, images... that are stored on a thumb drive or a cd.
My question is;
Once a file is opened from the CD or thumb drive, viewed edited or what ever I am going to do with it and the thumb drive is taken or the CD ejected from the PC is there any way for someone to come along and view the file I was working on?
I know word creates temp files in the TEMP directory, do these temp files persist once the application is closed or I remove the memory stick?
Any thoughts/comments would be appreciated