Hashes vs forbidden VirusTotal.com Links.

Discussion in 'General Topics' started by 1PW, Jan 9, 2016.

  1. 1PW

    1PW Registered Member

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    Hello Admins/Mods:

    Since understandably the Wilders Security Forums ToU forbids direct links to VirusTotal results, would it be permissible to include a SHA-256 value in my posts?

    Reference: https://www.wilderssecurity.com/threads/update-junkware-removal-tool-jrt.360391/page-6#post-2554986

    e.g. My recent post announcing the update to Junkware Removal Tool includes "VT: 1/55" in the hopes that learned reader will associate that inclusion as a reference to a VirusTotal result that does not directly violate the ToU.

    If I had included: "SHA-256: ab574cd0431519ee0eb277308101e9067ebdc513ba807b59730e9da5e9075aa0", whose intent would be to further assist the reader in validating the JRT executable, would that have crossed the line into forum violation? I will most certainly respect/obey your decision. Thank you.

    Respectfully,

    1PW
     
  2. JRViejo

    JRViejo Global Moderator

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    1PW, we don't see a forum policy violation problem posting SHA-256 hashes.