A Hash Value is a numeric value resulting from applying a mathematical algorithm against a set of data such as a file.
One common hash value is called the MD5 Hash of a computer file. Every computer file in existence has a unique MD5 Hash. VirusTotal.com uses the MD5 Hash of files to track and report whether a particular MD5 Hash represents a virus found in its database.
Synonym: Cryptographic Hash Value
Related Term: Hashing
Source: CNSSI 4009
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