Hello, guys, if I tell you that your Facebook or email security is breakable or any hacker can hack it in just some minutes, well, it sounds weird and wicked. But in this world, there is no any technology which can break or hack your software, because it can’t happen until you are careless about your own software security, so today I am going to aware all of you about hashing software security technology which can enhance your security.
Okay, guys, before going forward I have one technical word. and I hope you heard it somewhere – it’s hashing software security, I know it is new for you, but I am telling you it because it is the hidden secure point, which can save all those software which you are downloading from the less secure web.
Let me introduce hashing software security for you, Hashing is the transformation of a string of characters into a usually shorter fixed-length value, or key, that represents the original string. Basically, Hashing is used to index and retrieve items in a database, because it is faster to find the item using the shorter hashed key than to find it using the original value. It is also used in many encryption algorithms.
I hope those 3 or 4 lines above were not aero science for you, but let’s move further and let me give you a good example, which can help you from being hacked. Actually, Hashing is the short length code for the huge bundles of codes.
Before it was the major problem for all the developers to secure the gigantic codes, so they decided to store the all data information in the short length code and today we have given it the name hashing software security.
Okay, let me quickly give you a small example which can help you in understanding all my words.
Suppose I would like to download one software (let’s take VLC media player), so there are some steps which you should take before starting any download,
1. Always download software from trusted sites only like File Hippo, CNET etc.
2. This is important step and everybody should follow it, so exactly in this step, we should check the value MD2, MD4, MD5, after and before downloading. So, if they will be matched, then your software is fully secured.
3. Third step, and the last one, is to follow the two steps above.
Now, at last, but not least, one problem sometimes comes: how to verify MD2, MD4, and MD5. There are some free software on internet, with the help of which the verification can be done, below is the link for one of that software,
MD5 & SHA Checksum Utility
The security of our software is the must, because the Internet is such a large network, and downloading them from the free server is very risky, so verifying their hash functions (MD2, MD4, MD5) we can save our system from being hacked and can make it virus free.
So, be alert and be safe,
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