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Easily verify md5 checksums on files
Authored by: LeeH on Mar 16, '06 09:53:38AM

To me, the simplest way is to instal the free MD5 Checksum automator action available at http://www.apple.com/downloads/macosx/automator/md5checksum.html



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Check out md5deep
Authored by: macubergeek on Mar 19, '06 04:49:55AM

It is available as a Fink package.
In addition to md5 and sha1 hashing it also offers sha256 tiger and whirlpool hashing. Not sure what the last two hashes give you but sha256 is 256 bit long sha hash. Given that md5 and sha1 have both been broken, I'd consider at least using sha256 if you need to hash a recovered disk for forensics purposes.

Here is additional data on the tiger hash
http://www.cs.technion.ac.il/~biham/Reports/Tiger/

Here is additional data on the whirlpool hash
http://paginas.terra.com.br/informatica/paulobarreto/WhirlpoolPage.html



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