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Stefan Fleischmann (Admin)
Posted on Saturday, Feb 3, 2001 - 1:56:   

WinHex 9.72 will incorporate the MD5 message digest algorithm. You will be able to calculate an MD5 for any file, disk, or currently selected block. It is also planned for the future to use MD5 as a replacement of PSCHF in backup files created with the digest option. The advantages of the 128-bit MD5 digest over the 256-bit PSCHF are as follows:

* MD5 is more common. There are even libraries of MD5 signatures that help identifying known files.

* MD5 can be calculated much faster (related to its 128-bit nature).

However, do its 128-bit nature, MD5 could also be considered somewhat less secure than PSCHF.
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Stefan Fleischmann (Admin)
Posted on Saturday, Feb 3, 2001 - 2:00:   

WinHex 9.72 is also supposed to let you override the number of clusters of a logical drive. This can prove useful when viewing large DVD-ROMs that are only detected as 2 GB DVDs by Windows 95/98/Me.
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Stefan Fleischmann (Admin)
Posted on Sunday, Feb 4, 2001 - 14:30:   

WinHex 9.72 was just released!
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