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Interactive Disassembler Professional (formerly IDA Pro), a proprietary multi-platform disassembler by Hex-Rays.
The translation of machine code into a human readable assembly code, also the result of such translation.
Windows refers to the Microsoft Windows series of operating systems.
A family of very low-level programming languages, just above machine code, where each statement corresponds to a single machine code instruction.
A very popular Windows 32bits debugger written by Oleh Yuschuk. It is free and lightweight and yet powerful and extendable through plugins.
Process of analyzing live programs through software (e.g. ptrace) or hardware (e.g. JTAGs) devices.
The process of gathering information about a binary file, either with static or dynamic methods.
A family of instruction set architectures originally based on the Intel 8086 CPU that functions with a very wide array of operating systems, including Windows, MacOS X, Linux, BSD, and Solaris.
Process of translating assembly code extracted from a binary file in a structured programming language, such as C.
drive hardware devices and provide a first layer of software services prior to the operating system. Typical examples are BIOS, UEFI, the software runni…
Malware, a portmanteau for malicious software, is software used or created by attackers to disrupt computer operation, gather sensitive information, or gain access to computer systems.
a statically typed, free-form, multi-paradigm, compiled, general-purpose programming language. It is considered an intermediate level language.
A free and open source POSIX compatible operating system with a monolithic kernel and a kernel module system. Originally created by Linus Torvalds.
A Python API to develop IDA Pro plugins which comes bundled with the paid versions of IDA. It allows automation of tasks and even writing loaders and plugins in Python themselves.
Google's Linux-based operating system for mobile devices. Initially developed by Android, Inc., Android is the world's most widely used smartphone platform.
General purpose programming language that uses the procedural and structured programming paradigm.
A family of instruction set architectures based on a RISC architecture developed by British company ARM Holdings. Heavily used in embedded devices such as mobile phones, tablets, set-top boxes, ...
A source level debugger based on `ptrace` for *NIX systems and developed by the GNU project.
Frameworks, libraries, programs or hardware tools used during the process of reverse engineering.
store data and code. Can refer to questions about, both, live memory investigation and ROM investigation.
Opensource reverse engineering framework to disassemble, debug, analyze, manipulate binary files and more.
a file format for Windows executables, object code, DLLs, and more. Commonly found extensions of PE files include .exe, .dll, .ocx, .sys, and .scr.
File format refers to the way information and data is encoded and stored in a computer file.
Debuggers allow the user to view and change the running state of a program.
Microsoft's implementation of the shared library concept in the Microsoft Windows and OS/2 operating systems.
the main executable and object format for Linux, Solaris, *BSD, and many other OSes...
Reverting (statically or dynamically) the effect of a binary packer: recovering its original structure and code by removing compression, encryption, protections features..
the analysis code without actually executing it. This is in contrast to [tag:dynamic-analysis] which executes the code.
Any physical device analyzed for reverse engineering purpose. This tag is used to denote that the question is about hardware reverse engineering and not (only) about software reverse engineering.
Process of encoding information such that decoding requires the knowledge of some secret (a key). This tag covers questions about obfuscated and encrypted programs, or tools, but higher level question…
Process of decoding an encrypted message with an authorized access (knowledge of the protocol, the encryption algorithm and the key).
A graphical stand-alone multipurpose debugger for Microsoft Windows, distributed on the web by Microsoft.
Concealing the nature of how things truly function or work.
General-purpose and high-level programming language. Python supports multiple programming paradigms, including object-oriented, imperative and functional programming styles.
Refer to any programs specifically designed to be a plugin of IDA Pro.