How to Check MD5 Hash on your Mac

How to Check MD5 Hash on your Mac

launch the Terminal

You can easily check MD5 Hash of any file on your Mac, all you need to do is launch the Terminal and type the ‘md5’ command and point it at the file you wish to check the md5 hash for.

For example, the syntax may look like:

{md5 big_huge_file.iso}

You’ll be returned with an MD5 Checksum Hash that you can check against the source MD5 code provided to you (or that a friend shares, you found online, or whatever).

An example of what the md5 hash will look is something like this:

{MD5(big_huge_file.iso)= 20665acd5f59a8e22275c78e1490dcc7}

the part after the = sign is the MD5 hash code that you can compare against the source to be sure that the file has retained its integrity through the transmission.

Very handy when downloading large files!

Alternatively, you can use the OpenSSL command checksums on your Mac, like so:

{openssl md5 big_huge_file.iso}

data returned to you will be the same whether you use the OpenSSL command or the md5 command,

it’s really just a matter of preference.

the simple md5 command works in Mac OS X and Linux too,

and it’s a simple way to verify what you are downloading or transferring has arrived intact.

Hashcat support and crack iTunes Backups passwords

(support – iOS 6/7/8/9/10) 

updated hash cat v3.40 release 03-2017

The major changes are the following:

Hashcat is the world’s fastest and most advanced password recovery utility for Windows and Linux, iPhone forensics can be performed on the backups made by iTunes or directly on the live device and crack iTunes Backups for iOS 6/7/8/9/10.

Much other company is making big developments improvements on IOS iTunes backup.

the well known Elcomsoft company already decrypt iTunes backup using the latest firmware.

we know also from online sources one FBI unlock iPhone 5 passcode hacked by cellebrite in 2015.

iTunes allows backup & restoring the iPhone contents over icloud with a registered Apple account.

iCloud backups the photos, application data, device settings, messages, and mail, etc.

iCloud services were introduced to provide a computer free backup solution.

  • Now the hash cat software support iphone backups and crack iTunes Backups (iOS 6/7/8/9/10)

More info:

How to Check MD5 Hash on your Mac

this video show you how hashcat works on Windows Environment to crack any windows password.

2019 updated hashcat recover iTunes Backups passwords

hashcat advanced password recovery