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Checksums 101: How to make sure your downloads are the real deal

3 days ago   |   By iMore

One simple step can help keep your computer free from malware.
Cybercriminals never rest, always seeking sneaky new ways to wreck your computer for fun and profit. And while the App Store - knock on wood - seems to have built a wall high enough to keep them out, Mac apps sold outside its gates aren't so lucky. Even trusted apps can unwittingly become Trojan horses for various bad actors. Luckily, you can authenticate these apps before you ever install them by learning how to validate their checksums.
Vali-what their check-huhs?
To create a checksum, you run a computer file through a...
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