What is a SHA Hash?

In cryptography, SHA-1 is a cryptographic hash function designed by the United States National Security Agency and is a U.S. Federal Information Processing Standard published by the United States NIST.[2] SHA-1 produces a 160-bit (20-byte) hash value. A SHA-1 hash value is typically rendered as a hexadecimal number, 40 digits long. SHA stands for “secure hash algorithm“. The four SHA algorithms are structured differently […]

Whats an MD5 Hash?

The MD5 message-digest algorithm is a widely used cryptographic hash function producing a 128-bit (16-byte) hash value, typically expressed in text format as a 32 digit hexadecimal number. MD5 has been utilized in a wide variety of cryptographic applications, and is also commonly used to verify data integrity. MD5 was designed by Ron Rivest in 1991 to replace an earlier hash […]

Using Helix Live for Windows

The following is a simple introduction to starting Helix Live for Windows. In the event that the CD autorun features is enabled, a Helix license Window should appear. If autorun is disabled, you can run Helix by double clicking on the helix.exe file on the CD. Newer versions of Helix […]

Acquiring an Image with FTK Imager

There are many utilities for acquiring drive images. I maintained my snobbish attachment to plain old dd for a long time, until I finally got tired of restarting acquisitions, forgetting checksums, and making countless other errors. The truth is: there are plenty of good tools that provide a high level […]

Is there a iConect nXT/qXT Quick Start?

Absolutely! The iConect Quick Start guide can be downloaded directly from the portal. 1.) After logging in, take a look at the top right quadrant of the page. 2.) Look for this option bar. 3.) Select the ‘Quick Reference’ link to download a PDF of the guide. Alternatively, you can […]


Microsoft’s SQL Server 2014 enables customers to build mission-critical applications and Big Data solutions using high-performance, in-memory technology across OLTP, data warehousing, business intelligence and analytics workloads without having to buy expensive add-ons or high-end appliances. SQL Server 2014 uses a common set of tools to deploy and manage databases […]

What is Apache Tika?

The Apache Tika™ toolkit detects and extracts metadata and text content from various documents – from PPT to CSV to PDF – using existing parser libraries. Tika unifies these parsers under a single interface to allow you to easily parse over a thousand different file types. Tika is useful for […]

What is MongoDB?

MongoDB (from “humongous”) is a cross-platform document-oriented database. Classified as a NoSQL database, MongoDB eschews the traditional table-based relational database structure in favor of JSON-like documents with dynamic schemas (MongoDB calls the format BSON), making the integration of data in certain types of applications easier and faster. Released under a […]

What is Apache Solr?

Solr (pronounced “solar”) is an open source enterprise search platform from the Apache Lucene project. Its major features include full-text search, hit highlighting, faceted search, dynamic clustering, database integration, and rich document (e.g., Word, PDF) handling. Providing distributed search and index replication, Solr is highly scalable.[1] Solr is the most […]

Stellent: Supported File Formats

Supported Document Formats This appendix contains a list of the document formats supported by the Inso filtering technology. The following topics are covered in this appendix: About Document Filtering Technology Supported Document Formats Unsupported Formats About Document Filtering Technology Oracle Text uses document filtering technology licensed from Stellent Chicago, Inc. […]