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I might drop support for Apple OSX

Apple OSX....the nightmare that is.... So, it is late in 2018. 7 years since I first started building QuickHash GUI for Linux users, to make it easier to hash files on that platform. A couple of years later came a version for Windows, and about 4 years ago, I also added OSX into the mix. And now, I am starting to wish I had never bothered with that last hurdle. OSX is, quite simply, a nightmare to develop on unless you use Xcode, and only Xcode, or swift, or C. As many of you might know, QuickHash is [...]

By |2018-11-20T17:42:43+00:00November 20th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Case Sensitivity Problem with Hashlist Import

This is to let users know that a bug has been identified with the "Load Hashlist" feature regarding case sensitivity. This effects v3.0.2. From user reports I expect this problem to not impact on many users because the few who have used this feature will most likely have imported uppercase values anyway. But there may be a handful of people, like the person who posted the linked comment above, where that is not the case. If you have never used this feature, there is no problem for you. If the hash list you are importing is uppercase there is [...]

By |2018-09-21T22:34:54+00:00September 21st, 2018|Release Announcements|0 Comments

GDPR Privacy Compliance

This website doesn't send out boring circulars like clothing shops do, or like software vendors and "physical entertainment" providers do. The only people who come here are usually meaning to on purpose. So there shouldn't be any GDPR issues. However, it is possible to subscribe to the blog and you will therefore get e-mails to notify you of new posts. If you don't want that, unsubscribe from it. I have also created a new page detailing the privacy policy.

By |2018-05-25T15:45:29+00:00May 25th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Reports of FileRepMetagen malware

I thought I had seen the end of this issue, but a user reported to me the other day that AVG was flagging QuickHash as being infected with FileRepMetagen malware. Thankfully the user contacted me and we established that the issue was a false positive with AVG. This is not uncommon and I have seen reports of even mainstream hardcore forensic tools sometimes being flagged, falsely, by AV software. I have no idea for sure how AV software works other than besides searching for know virus executables it also conducts heuristic scanning of files that MAY be suspicious based on [...]

By |2018-04-24T22:48:15+00:00April 24th, 2018|News|1 Comment

Minor version typo inside Windows executable

A user has notified me that I forgot to update the version number to 3.0.2. from 3.0.1 inside the Windows executable. So if you right click the exe and view the details, v3.0.2 will report to be v3.0.1. Don't worry! It's perfectly fine. I just forgot to increment the number when building. If the caption in the top title bar of the program says v3.0.2, it's v3.0.2.

By |2018-04-01T00:25:12+00:00April 1st, 2018|News|0 Comments

QuickHash v3.0.2 released for all platforms

I am pleased to announce the release of v3.0.2 of QuickHash for Windows, OSX and Linux. This is a maintenance release that addresses several bugs; one of which was quite important. As reported HERE , a user pointed out that path lengths were being truncated over a certain length. He rightly thought it was due to the Windows MAX_PATH value, but in fact it affected all values over 128 characters. This was a bug introduced with v3.0.0 which had not been noticed as most users probably wouldn't have been impacted by this. Nevertheless, there will be users who were. It [...]

By |2018-02-28T22:44:32+00:00February 28th, 2018|Release Announcements|2 Comments

Important bug identified

Users are asked to be aware of a newly identified bug where, it transpires, the display grids of the FileS and Copy tabs are being truncated for the filename and/or path values are being truncated if the content exceeds 128 characters. It does not impact on the tools ability to find and hash files, but it does render some of the display output and saved CSV files as lacking full details. I have identified the problem and working on a fix. It will be corrected with v3.0.2 and I will try to get that released as soon as I [...]

By |2018-02-28T00:22:19+00:00February 27th, 2018|News|0 Comments

The “Code signed vs non-codesigned” poll

For a few months in 2017 I cast a poll to determine how interested users would be in a digitally codesigned version of Quickhash, in exchange for a small fee. In recent years, IT security has got serious! Especially with Apple Mac OSX, iPhones, and with the introduction of Windows 10 a couple of years ago. No longer can you just download and launch any program you like on a modern computer operating system. If you are able to launch it at all, even on a domestic computer, you often have to click several "Are you sure?" and "Are [...]

By |2018-02-04T17:22:48+00:00February 4th, 2018|News|0 Comments

v3.0.1 in the Making and an Update

UPDATE : 3rd Feb 2018 : V3.0.1 is out now So it's only been 36 hours since releasing v3.0.0, and despite 4 months of development, some bugs are surfacing that I need to address for v3.0.1. My thanks to my collaborator DaRealShinji for bringing some to my attention, and also to some users who have done the same. Firstly, there is an issue on OSX when trying to copy the grid content of the FileS tab to the clipboard. This is because it tries to create a temporary file in the root of where the program is running, and [...]

By |2018-02-04T02:29:36+00:00January 22nd, 2018|News|1 Comment

Why everyone should be considering data hashing

As the popularity of QuickHash has gradually risen over the years, I sometimes drop into conversation about this "program that I make for people" or am I asked about it. When I reply, my friends and family usually reply with "Oh...what is data hashing?" followed by "but thats just something for geeks, digital forensics folk and tech guys, isn't it?". Well lets explore that. It's 2018 and pretty much everyone everywhere has access to a computer, the Internet, and a mobile phone, or at least just a mobile phone. Data is now a valuable commodity. Cybercrime is spreading like [...]

By |2018-01-21T16:02:35+00:00January 21st, 2018|News|0 Comments