To check the MD5 hash of a file in Windows, open a terminal window and enter the following command: C:\>certutil -hashfile <file> MD5 <enter> where, <file> is the file whose hash you want to compute.
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
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
Many of us use Linux Distributions like Ubuntu, Fedora, available for free on the Internet. To install these distributions on our computers, we need to down their ISO files. Recently, the Linux Mint ISO was hacked and malware inserted into some of it's files. It was then repacked and put up on an external website. … Continue reading How to calculate MD5 or SHA256 sums in Linux and Android
Many ordinary users would really not care about message digests or hash functions. To shed light on this, here is an introduction with the following basic facts: Data transmitted over the Internet heavily relies on checksums.The TCP protocol used to transmit data over the Internet relies on verification of these checksums to make sure that … Continue reading Hash Story – What are hashes and how they are used