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Base64 Decoding and Hashing Coming Soon

v2.8.3 has been in development for a few weeks and I was about to start thinking about getting it compiled and released, but then one user contacted me with quite a unique and good idea that I hadn't thought of before...Base64 decoding. As you may know, Base64 encoding can be used to convert files [...]

By | 2017-07-21T15:00:43+00:00 July 21st, 2017|News|0 Comments

QuickHash forms part of training at Cal Poly in California

From time to time, I like to see where QuickHash has hit the news and tech bloggers. I was delighted to find today (a few weeks after publication I admit) a great and inspiring article at Mustang News (http://mustangnews.net) titled 'How cybersecurity is becoming a hot topic at Cal Poly' written by Brendan Matsuyama. [...]

By | 2017-05-31T23:41:29+00:00 May 31st, 2017|News|0 Comments

Manny Fernandez over at Infosec Monkey blogs about QuickHash

I spotted this a little late, but  Manny Fernandez over at Infosec Monkey (http://www.infosecmonkey.com/2016/10/14/quickhash-multi-platform-hashing-tool/) blogged about QuickHash back in October 2016 with a very friendly and detailed description of QuickHash-GUI, and he also gives many reasons as to the scenarios that it can be useful. I only just found it after looking through some twitter [...]

By | 2017-04-11T23:27:33+00:00 April 11th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Michael Bartholow blogs about using QuickHash for encrypting email addresses for Google AdWords Customer Match

It always pleases me to read about QuickHash in the blogs and articles written by other tech folks. Michael Bartholow does so in his article titled "Encrypting Emails for Google AdWords Customer Match". He recalls the story most familiar to many of us...the big corporate licensed tools like Excel and so on failing to [...]

By | 2017-04-04T22:10:14+00:00 April 4th, 2017|News|2 Comments

New video to showcase QuickHash-GUI

This evening I recorded a new video of QuickHash-GUI. The former video was a couple of years old now, and despite having quite a lot of views and comments, it showcased what was, in part, some redundant functionality that has since been improved or adjusted. The video is not designed as an authority on [...]

By | 2017-03-31T18:09:27+00:00 March 31st, 2017|News|0 Comments

The X-Ways Clips Online Learning Platform

In addition to being the developer of QuickHash, I am, and was before I started programming, an enormous supporter of the digital forensics and disk analysis tool, X-Ways Forensics (and of course it's originating program, Winhex). It is, in my view, the best forensic tool in the world. I've used it for years and [...]

By | 2017-03-24T23:47:14+00:00 March 24th, 2017|News|0 Comments

SHA-1 Hash collisions of actual files

A really interesting article here regarding SHA-1 hash algorithm and collisions. MD5 collisions have been known for a long time, and SHA-1 collisions have theoretically been around for a while too, albeit engineered collisions as opposed to accidental ones. Because of that, NIST have not really endorsed SHA-1 for a few years although their [...]

By | 2017-03-23T23:54:34+00:00 February 23rd, 2017|News|0 Comments

What is the newly added xxHash algorithm?

So with the release of Quickhash v2.8.0 (arguably the most significant release of the program since v2.0) came the super fast xxHash algorithm. Many of you may be wondering what it is and why I added it. But I also know many of you who use QuickHash are probably "hash enthusiasts" who always like [...]

By | 2017-02-14T20:33:54+00:00 February 14th, 2017|News|2 Comments