17 Jan Practice Test Question – Digital Evidence Sources
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Which one of the following sources of evidence contains the least volatile information?
A. Memory contents
B. Files stored on disk
C. ARP tables
D. Archival media
Correct Answer: D
Volatile information is information that is likely to be altered or lost as time passes. Archival media is designed for long-term storage and is the least volatile data source listed here. ARP tables in a router and the contents of system memory may change frequently and are the most volatile. Files stored on disk fall in between these two extremes.