PowerShell Compare-Hash Function

Quite some time ago I created a PowerShell function which allowed one to compare a given cryptographic hash against one locally generated to see if they match. Looking back on the old version (here is a link to the blog article https://www.bytesizedalex.com/powershell-cryptographic-hash-checker/) it is very much reminiscent of old school batch files. I decided now … Read more

SHA1 Collision Finally Occured

Well it was bound to happen eventually – the Secure Hash Algorithm (SHA1) has finally been broken in so much as a team of researches at Google managed to generate a collision. If you aren’t sure what that means consider that the idea of a hashing algorithm is to take a variable length input and … Read more