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Subject:  Re: A silly typo... Date:  2/11/2013  2:58 PM
Author:  Retrograde Number:  306799 of 308782

The file is deleted from the scanner, but most don't do a secure erase. Eventually other documents will over write the area. The problem is the deleted files that can be recovered from decommissed scanners.

There was an alert in the last few years about this. Apparently copiers made since 2002 typically have a drive or some sort of persistent memory.

http://business.ftc.gov/documents/bus43-copier-data-security...
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2363917,00.asp
http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=6412572n
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