weird stuff

This is a picture of the encoded code. I'm just wondering what is the encoding that it is using.

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    you are probably opening a binary file in a text viewer
    – blabb
    Feb 15, 2021 at 20:17
  • I believe it would add more context to provide the strings and file outputs, they may give some strings and types that are relevant to some file formats or encryption/encoding scheme. Maybe you can give binwalk as try as well in case it had multiple embedded resources in one binary. Feb 16, 2021 at 6:19
  • Post a link to the file please Feb 17, 2021 at 17:20

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This is probably a Mach-O executable (__cstring), but opening a binary file in a text editor won't give lot of info.

It's basically a guess game at this stage. Use the file command on this file to make sure it's an executable and disassemble it maybe?

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