audit trail

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1 A record showing the occurrence of specified events relevant to the security of a computer system. For example, an entry might be made in the audit trail whenever a user logs in or accesses a file. Examination of the audit trail may detect attempts at violating the security of the system and help to identify the violator.

2 The external file that contains the sequential flow of information between the application and a graphics system.

Subjects: Business and Management — Computing.

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