How to calculate MD5 or SHA256 sums in Linux and Android

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. . . . → Read More: How to calculate MD5 or SHA256 sums in Linux and Android

Hash Story – What are hashes and how they are used

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 . . . → Read More: Hash Story – What are hashes and how they are used

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