I am happy to announce that Tom’s Hash Explorer v1.1 is available for download. The new version features skinned themes, drag and drop support for both single files and folders, and the ability to calculate the entropy of files using Shannon’s Entropy. While Shannon’s entropy is not a hash algorithm, there are some good uses for it when it comes to file integrity and compromise investigations as it allows you to quickly determine compressed and encrypted files which have a large entropy from a large subset of standard documents which have a much lower entropy. As such I felt the functionality was a good fit for the application.

I have also made available a 10-minute video introduction covering all of the core features as well as features that are new to this release.

The new version can be downloaded from the application home page: http://www.mannerud.org/software/toms-hash-explorer/.

 

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