This question copied over from Super-User, where it was apparently unwelcome. Anyway, asked and answered:

I'm setting up a GitHub account and have downloaded Git's git-credential-osxkeychain executable via the Password Caching section of GitHub's instructions. But... I am paranoid enough to look for some reassurance that I've got my hands on the right thing. Can anybody out there verify an MD5 for the executable at http://github-media-downloads.s3.amazonaws.com/osx/git-credential-osxkeychain? (Yes, that is a direct link to the exe!) Better yet, point to an official source.

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    Just because something is off-topic on super user isn't a reason to post it here. Questions on serverfault should be directly related to system administration in some way. I don't see how this question is. Your question is also too localized and will be worthless to almost anyone else in the future since it doesn't appear to have any version information. What happens when git-credential-osxkeychain is updated? Questions here are expected to be generally useful, and not be limited to a very specific set of circumstances.
    – Zoredache
    Commented Dec 1, 2012 at 0:55
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    As for verifying the security of something MD5 sucks. You would be far better off looking for an SHA512, or a GPG signature.
    – Zoredache
    Commented Dec 1, 2012 at 0:56

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The nice folks at GitHub inform me that

The MD5 checksum is dc84cd7df3a91af7e41f9a00b30bde78.

which is what I get.

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