Dumpster Diving


Definition: Dumpster diving is a fancy, glorified way of saying “trash picking”. Dumpster diving, or trash picking, can lead to information which could be used to compromise a network or identity. If you discard bank statements, credit card statements or other sensitive information without first shredding or otherwise destroying it, you may be at risk for an attacker to gain information about you through dumpster diving.

Also Known As: Trash Picking


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