I'm doing a cert in malware analysis and I'm looking for some up to date tools to automate detection of packing and encryption to aid the reversing process.

I've found TitanMist however it seems quite dated, are there any other tools?


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Encrypted and compressed data have high entropy. Tools for visualizing the entropy of information in binary files include binvis.io and binwalk.

  • Thanks I’ve been looking for this since I seen it used in a book I read Commented Oct 20, 2019 at 8:32

If you're referring to native applications in particular then Detect it Easy is one of the better and more widely used options.

  • Thanks, I'll give this a go! 23 hours last commit :) Commented Oct 18, 2019 at 21:07

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