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Why a hash checker is a good idea

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So what is this hash thing all about? Well a hash function can be used to map the data in a file to a fixed size. The values returned by a hash function may be called hash values, hash codes, hash sums, or simply hashes. An existing use of hashes that you may of heard of is the hash table, widely used in computer software for rapid data lookup in your computer.

A primary application of hash functions today is for message integrity.

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