How to verify files copied with hashes computed using hashdeep on Linux

Linux is very meticulous about maintaining the integrity of files and the file system when copying files across folders. However, there are occassions when the copies of files need to be verified with those of the original. To do this, hashdeep is a good tool to compute hashes of files copied and compare them with … Continue reading How to verify files copied with hashes computed using hashdeep on Linux

How to hash files in Windows 10 into a file

Getting the MD5 hash of a file on Linux is very easy. However, in Windows, there are several utilities, but using Windows internally inbuilt command certutil, it can be done as follows in the Windows shell: C:>for /r %%f in(x) do (certutil -hashfile "%%f" MD5) >> output.txt output.txt will contain the files with their MD5 … Continue reading How to hash files in Windows 10 into a file

How to restore music file names from iPod on a Linux computer

After copying music to the iPod, file names and folder names of the music files change to 4 characters with mp3 after them. Unfortunately, these do not identify the music file on an Android device or even the PC. Similarly, folder names too are changed. Could not find a way to get back the folder … Continue reading How to restore music file names from iPod on a Linux computer

How to use GNU Privacy Guard / GnuPG / GPG / PGP to encrypt email and data

Okay... on this blog post, we explained the finer details of GNU Privacy Guard or GPG or GnuPG or PGP. Activities that are required to be performed were explained in detail with the commands to perform them. However, you would still not be able to connect the dots, without this grand overview of GNU Privacy … Continue reading How to use GNU Privacy Guard / GnuPG / GPG / PGP to encrypt email and data