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data integrity
backup
data
error detection

Refers to the validity of data. Data integrity can be compromised in a number of ways:
  • Human errors when data is entered
  • Errors that occur when data is transmitted from one computer to another
  • Software bugs or viruses
  • Hardware malfunctions, such as disk crashes
  • Natural disasters, such as fires and floods
  • There are many ways to minimize these threats to data integrity. These include:

  • Backing up data regularly
  • Controlling access to data via security mechanisms
  • Designing user interfaces that prevent the input of invalid data
  • Using error detection and correction software when transmitting data


  • For internet.com pages about data integrity, . Also, check out the following links!


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      Memory data integrity checking
    Describes the various methods used to check memory integrity. The page is hosted by Kingston Technology, a leading memory chip manufacturer.

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