Posts Tagged ‘hashes’

Generate File Hashes Directly in Firefox

Friday, December 9th, 2011

Here’s an interesting add-on for Firebox; probably especially interesting to those of us who download a lot of large files …

Comparing file hashes of files that you have downloaded to your computer with those provided by the provider of said downloads can be a great way of verifying that a file is genuine and that it has not been tampered with by third parties. Security only works if the sources you get the files and hashes from is trustworthy. One example would be if you uploaded a file on a server to download it later to another computer. You’d generate the hash, upload the file and verify that the hash is identical to the one that you have generated before.