.SHA512 File Extension
File TypeSHA 512 Hash File
What is an SHA512 file?
File that contains a SHA-0, SHA-1, or SHA-2 cryptographic hash and uses a 512 bit block cipher; generally a short text file containing a string of characters that represent the 512 bits; used in cryptography to verify an identity or a specific file.
Sometimes when hosting a file for download, software developers also provide an optional download for a ".sha512" file. This file can be used to verify that the download is authentic and is not corrupted.