Every Monday, we'll show you how to do something new and simple with Apple's built-in command line application. You don't need any fancy software, or a knowledge of coding to do any of these. All you need is a keyboard to type 'em out!
Files can often be spoofed on shady download sites, but there’s a simple way to verify not only the integrity of the file, but also that it hasn’t been tampered with during transit over the Internet. MD5, or Message Digest version 5, gives you a condensed version of the file (or a “digest”) that can be compared at point A and B to ensure the file is exactly the same. Continue reading, and we’ll show you how to verify your files using its digital file fingerprint.