Downloaded a file and it’s not opening on your computer?
Have you checked the file’s integrity?
Hang on, what does file integrity mean?
File integrity is the term used to describe the state of a file. Every file, regardless of whether it is a text document, or an exe, or a ZIP file, or GIF, or an MP3 has a digital signature. This is usually in the form of a signature code called a file hash. Common file hashing formats are MD5, CRC32 and SHA-1.
This hash value is used to determine the legitimacy of a file, and this is referred to as an integrity check, or in this case, file integrity.
Why do I need to use a file integrity [...]