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Refer to the hexadecimal format which is directly executed by the CPU or the interpreter. Opposed to the human-readable format which can be understood by the reverse without any intermediate translation.

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How do reverse engineers commonly detect the format of binary data?

Say I have the byte array c1 83 2a 9e f9 ff ff ff (just an example) and I have no idea what the format is. It could be characters in ASCII, UTF-8, could be WORD/DWORD integers in Little or Big Endian, ...
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