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Does an MD5 match between a torrent file and an original file from a provider mean the torrent file is safe?

I wanted to download a certain distro of Linux. However it is only using bittorent for download. I'm not to keen on bittorent. If I do use it, however, if the MD5 I download matches the MD5 of the ...
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What's the purpose of brute forcing MD5 hashes? [closed]

Great article about hacking passwords on Ars Technica: http://arstechnica.com/security/2013/03/how-i-became-a-password-cracker/ But what I don't understand is why? From a black hat's standpoint, ...
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DBAN MD5SUM Hash for Version 2.2.6 (i586)

Found this forum thread on SourceForge, but the MD5SUM Hash is for "dban.bzi", so that doesn't help at all. I checked elsewhere in the SourceForge forums, but I didn't find anything else. I also ...
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Why do sites offer an MD5 hash of a file?

Why do sites offer an MD5 hash of a file? How does that help you verify the integrity/source of the file? Wouldn't paying attention to your URL be enough security?
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How secure is it to use a password hash of a common English word as a WPA2 key?

I have a wireless router, and I want a difficult password that is still, in a way, easy to remember. I came up with this idea to take the MD5, SHA-1, SHA-256, or whatever hash of a common English ...