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[Bug 1288593] Re: Please include SHA256 or SHA512 hashes on Ubuntu Hashes page
Doug: What I believe is important in this case is that the hashes are:
a) somewhere easy for downloaders to find (ideally, linked to from the download page) so that users can verify that they have the correct file and
b) protected by https in order to decrease the chances that the hashes were tampered with.
Currently, neither is the case except for the https-protected MD5 page.
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Please include SHA256 or SHA512 hashes on Ubuntu Hashes page
Status in “ubuntu-docs” package in Ubuntu:
Could SHA256 and/or SHA512 hashes please be included on the Ubuntu
Hashes page (currently located at
Currently, only MD5 is included, and this is the only https-protected
official page I could find with the hashes. As can be seen in the
Wikipedia page ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MD5 ) and the many
citations of source material, MD5 is no longer recommended for this
type of usage.
Also - would it be possible to make the Ubuntu Hashes page more
prominent for downloaders of the various Ubuntu software? It would be
very helpful for checking the integrity of the ISOs against
Thanks in advance.
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