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Whenever I download something, I like to be very sure on the authenticity of the file. The only way to do this easily is by using a cryptographic hash. There are two main types. First is MD5, and the second is SHA1.
1. A computer.
2. 10 minutes to learn (the actual process is only 1 minute long.)
3. Internet connection
How to do it: (On Windows)
1. Download the file needing to be verified. (I am using a Linux ISO. This file can be anything,...