MD5 value for threats detected on Mac devices is always all zeroes

  • 6 April 2018
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I used terminal via LiveConnect to check the file using "openssl MD5 [filename]" and got an accurate value then cross-referenced with virusttotal.com which determined it was clean.

 

Are there plans to update whatever command is being used to detect MD5 values on Mac files?

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I used terminal via LiveConnect to check the file using "openssl MD5 [filename]" and got an accurate value then cross-referenced with virusttotal.com which determined it was clean.

 

Are there plans to update whatever command is being used to detect MD5 values on Mac files?

The reason you're seeing a value of zeroes means that it's a string detection, it is not indicative of anything other than that. The detection is not based on the hash of the file, it's based on the content of the binary.
@ thanks for the clarification!

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