Data copied into windows clipboard, does it get saved to any local temporary file or cache from data security perspective?

prasad dash 1 Reputation point

We are copying text data across applications in windows using clipboard with ctrl-c and ctrl-v.
The data may be sensitive.
We want to understand if the data on windows clipboard, does it get saved to a local temporary file or cache file anywhere in the system which may be accessible to someone else?


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  1. Castorix31 79,746 Reputation points

    Data is stored in memory and can be read by other applications with Clipboard Viewers or Clipboard Listeners :
    Monitoring Clipboard Contents

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  2. Dale Kudusi 3,241 Reputation points

    the clipboard is not stored. It lives in memory exclusively.
    A memory object on the clipboard can be in any data format, called a clipboard format. Each format is identified by an unsigned integer value. For standard (predefined) clipboard formats, this value is a constant defined in Winuser.h; for registered clipboard formats, it is the return value of the RegisterClipboardFormat function.
    Reference: About the Clipboard

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