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v2.8.3 Removed from Downloads

v2.8.3 had a bug introduced that was not present in v2.8.2 or below and has been fixed in v.2.8.4. The bug related to the text hashing tab. Text was not being hashed correctly due to a change in the code that unknowingly had an adverse effect on the computed hash. Any user who used v2.8.3 to hash text values should re-run their computations using the new version and my apologies come with this. No other part of the program was affected. Due to the severity of this bug, I have removed v2.8.3 from the available downloads to avoid wider [...]

By |2017-09-04T23:23:39+00:00September 4th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Submit a Testimonial!

New Testimonials Section Added Dear user.... I'm pleased to say I get a lot of e-mails thanking me for QuickHash and I get the occasional donation too. In order to help others users read about YOUR experience of QuickHash, I'd very much appreciate you taking the time to write up your positive experiences for publication here. It's also an opportunity for you to get your own company name and website listed on this website. Submit a Testimonial HERE : https://quickhash-gui.org/testimonials-page/ Users who wish to see improvements or find fault can of course use the bug tracker. Testimonials are [...]

By |2017-09-01T20:09:44+00:00August 30th, 2017|News|0 Comments

QuickHash v2.8.4 for Apple Mac OSX

QuickHash v2.8.4 for Apple Mac OSX is now available from the downloads section. It should hopefully just run when the app is extracted from the zip file, but you may need to adjust the security settings of your OSX system to allow it to run, as it is not signed. https://quickhash-gui.org/downloads/ In the future, I may provide signed versions of the program depending on the results of the current poll which is to establish how many people would like a signed version of the program.

By |2017-08-30T15:15:49+00:00August 30th, 2017|Release Announcements|0 Comments

v2.8.4 Released

Today I have released v2.8.4 of QuickHash. It includes only a few fixes but they are significant. See the Changelog for more details, but in summary, it includes several important fixes to the Expected Hash Value field in the "File" tab, and it corrects (reverts) a previously accepted change for the "Text" tab, such that strings were not being hashed correctly. That was also fixed. The user manual has not been changed other than the first page as no instructional adjustments have been added. https://www.quickhash-gui.org/downloads/ I hope to buy a code-signing certificate soon, so there may be digitally signed [...]

By |2017-08-29T20:44:54+00:00August 28th, 2017|Release Announcements|0 Comments

Problem with “Expected Hash Value” in v2.8.3

A user has reported an issue with v2.8.3 (https://www.quickhash-gui.org/bugs/expected-hash-value-report-wrongly-on-single-file-hashing/) regarding a peculiarity with the "Expected Hash Value" field. This field was added a while ago, but another user requested that if the expected hash value is pasted after the file was hashed (whereas it was designed to be input before the file was hashed), the file had to be hashed again in order to compare it to the expected hash value that the user had pasted earlier. So, to fix that, a change was added in v2.8.3 such that if the value was pasted after the file had been hashed, [...]

By |2017-08-28T10:41:57+00:00August 28th, 2017|News|0 Comments

v2.8.3 Is Out Now (for all operating systems)

v2.8.3 of QuickHash is now available for Windows, Linux and Apple Mac OSX users. This version should, arguably, have been v2.9.0 because, for the first time in years, a new tab has been added offering a complete range of Base64 decoding. There's lots more improvements too. See the release notes and user manual for full details, but very briefly the user can hash a Base64 encoded file (or a folder of such files) and have the encoded and decoded hash values computed, without the user having to manually do the decoding. There's also a useful button that simply decoded [...]

By |2017-08-09T00:32:22+00:00August 7th, 2017|Release Announcements|0 Comments

v2.8.3 Beta2 Available Now

v2.8.3 Beta2 is available now from Github (https://github.com/tedsmith/quickhash/releases/tag/v2.8.3) This beta contains further improvements most notably to the Base64 decoding tab such as more gracious error reporting and how it responds if the user decides to cancel a step etc. It now stops more gracefully rather than just violently showing you error messages and then closing down! There's also been a checker added that Base64 data is indeed Base64 data before it tries to decode it. This is not a very robust check, but it is a check, whereas in Beta1 there was no check. Also added better disk handling [...]

By |2017-07-26T17:40:25+00:00July 26th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

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 like PDF e-mail attachments and picture files into a form of non-binary data that is text based. Base64 is basically groups of 4 text characters that typically ends with an '=' or '==' character. Once decoded, the original file can be used as normal. So [...]

By |2017-07-21T15:00:43+00:00July 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. The link to the article is here for those who want to read it in full : http://mustangnews.net/cal-poly-cybersecurity-leader/ and it talks about how the California Cyber Training Complex (CCTC). Key stakeholders in the project include Cal Poly, the California Military Department, local and state law [...]

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