What Is Malware Hashing?
- Malware hashing is the process of generating cryptographic hashes for the file content of the target malware. We are hashing the malware file.
- The hashing algorithms used in malware identification are:
- The hashing process gives us a unique digest known as a fingerprint.
- This means we can create unique fingerprints for malware samples.
Why Should You Hash?
- For accurate identification of malware samples, rather than using file names for malware. Hashes are unique.
- Hashes are used to identify malware on malware analysis sites. (Virus Total).
- Hashes can be used to search for any previous detection or for checking online if the sample has been analyzed by other researchers.