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What is a checksum?

How to verify the checksum of a file and why it’s important

Files of all types are downloaded everyday and every second. From documents to videos, music to applications, etc going from point A to point B. “A” being the source, in most cases a url endpoint that triggers the download process to “B” being the end user’s destination. In many cases if the the file we’re downloading doesn’t come from a familiar source say from a…