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What is an invalid value for a MD5/SHA Hash? [on hold]

Can I surely say that a particular hash value is invalid and cannot be generated ever? Say all 0's for example. Can you post example(s)?
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How to transparently substitute sha1sum for shasum in sh shell?

I have a test that needs to run on multiple platforms. On all other platforms, the test uses sha1sum, but on my Mac OSX El Capitan, there is no such program installed, but shasum works fine as a ...
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Different SHA1 result every time I check, bad drive?

I was attempting to download and run the Windows 10 Insider Preview, but after a few failed boots and installation errors, I decided to test the SHA1 sum before committing. I noticed that every time ...
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Can a file be maliciously changed in a way that maintains its original SHA-1 Hash?

According to this article, and many others, SHA-1 is not secure. In my case, I am not concerned about passwords or digital certificates. I am concerned about file integrity. Is it reasonably ...
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How to get sha1sum to work on Mac OS X?

I have an application that I'm porting and as part of the test suite, I run sha1sum. I'd like to have test code that works on all my platforms and not vary across platforms. Mac OS X, is the first ...
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Checksums don't match is that bad?

I recently started looking at VisualStudio 2012. I tried downloading it from the official Microsoft link but it failed with some errors. As of some suggestions I downloaded the DVD5 ISO image to ...
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md5pass or sha1pass on mac os

I'm looking for a hash tool on MacOS (shell), hope it works like md5pass on Ubuntu. Calculate case sensitive hash code. Calculate salted hash code. md5 is good, any other algorithm is ok. I ...
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How can zero byte files generate a hash value?

How can a zero byte text file generate a hash when hashed with sha1sum, sha256sum etc? What data are the programs hashing to generate a hash value? Ta
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Alternative to xxd that returns bytes?

I am on Mac OS X 10.8.2, running a compiled copy of xxd v1.10 (source code) as well as the copy of xxd that comes preinstalled on OS X. I am trying to generate a Base64-encoded SHA1 signature via a ...
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How Do I Troubleshoot Corrupt Downloads

I won't try to get this all documented in this first post, as I am sure you folks will have a ton of questions for me. I am having problems with my home LAN. For several weeks I have been having ...
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Installing sha1sum on git-bash (MinGW)

I've been using git-bash on Windows 7 a lot. I gather it is a wrapper of MinGW. It has md5sum but not sha1sum. I'd like to install sha1sum, but I can't figure out how. When I try mingw-get, it says ...
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why do we need SHA1 checksum?

In this page I saw the SHA1 checksum. I know it's a hash algorithm, but I don't know why we need it for download code. So I clicked "what's this?" but got no any more information. It's hash, so ...
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Calculate SHA1 of CD-ROM on MacOS X

How do you calculate the sha1 of a CD-ROM disc under MacOS X? On Linux (RedHat) I use sha1sum /dev/cdrom. How do I do the same thing on Mac using openssl sha1?
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Is there a built-in method for computing an SHA-1 or MD5 hash in Windows 7? [duplicate]

Is there a built-in method for computing an SHA-1 or MD5 hash in Windows 7?