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Freeware: Febooti Hash & CRC verification utility.

Discussion in 'Network World' started by RSS, Jul 10, 2015.

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    RSS New Member Member

    Mostly we're lazy. We go to a software publisher's web site and download files and just assume that what's in the file is what the publisher claims it to be. The problem is that these days web sites are frequently compromised by hackers and it only requires one of the bad guys to add an evil payload to a downloaded file to ruin your day and if you're really unlucky, a malware inclusion such as ransomware could ruin your life.

    So, verifying file integrity is crucially important and vendors should publish hashes and or checksums for every file they offer for download. Alas, many still don't. Febooti, a company I wrote about a couple of posts ago for their Windows Automation software, do just that; they

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