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Interactive Disassembler Professional (formerly IDA Pro), a proprietary multi-platform disassembler by Hex-Rays.
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The translation of machine code into a human readable assembly code, also the result of such translation.
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Windows refers to the Microsoft Windows series of operating systems.
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A family of very low-level programming languages, just above machine code, where each statement corresponds to a single machine code instruction.
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Process of analyzing live programs through software (e.g. ptrace) or hardware (e.g. JTAGs) devices.
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A very popular Windows 32bits debugger written by Oleh Yuschuk. It is free and lightweight and yet powerful and extendable through plugins.
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The process of gathering information about a binary file, either with static or dynamic methods.
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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.
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Process of translating assembly code extracted from a binary file in a structured programming language, such as C.
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drive hardware devices and provide a first layer of software services prior to the operating system. Typical examples are BIOS, UEFI, the software runni…
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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.
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a statically typed, free-form, multi-paradigm, compiled, general-purpose programming language. It is considered an intermediate level language.
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A free and open source POSIX compatible operating system with a monolithic kernel and a kernel module system. Originally created by Linus Torvalds.
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Opensource reverse engineering framework to disassemble, debug, analyze, manipulate binary files and more.
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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.
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Google's Linux-based operating system for mobile devices. Initially developed by Android, Inc., Android is the world's most widely used smartphone platform.
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General purpose programming language that uses the procedural and structured programming paradigm.
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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, ...
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A source level debugger based on `ptrace` for *NIX systems and developed by the GNU project.
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Debuggers allow the user to view and change the running state of a program.
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the main executable and object format for Linux, Solaris, *BSD, and many other OSes...
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store data and code. Can refer to questions about, both, live memory investigation and ROM investigation.
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a file format for Windows executables, object code, DLLs, and more. Commonly found extensions of PE files include .exe, .dll, .ocx, .sys, and .scr.
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for questions regarding recommendations of frameworks, libraries, programs or hardware tools used during the process of reverse engineering. Please avoid using this tag for tool-specific …
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File format refers to the way information and data is encoded and stored in a computer file.
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the analysis code without actually executing it. This is in contrast to [tag:dynamic-analysis] which executes the code.
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Microsoft's implementation of the shared library concept in the Microsoft Windows and OS/2 operating systems.
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Reverting (statically or dynamically) the effect of a binary packer: recovering its original structure and code by removing compression, encryption, protections features..
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Process of decoding an encrypted message with an authorized access (knowledge of the protocol, the encryption algorithm and the key).
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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.
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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…
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A graphical stand-alone multipurpose debugger for Microsoft Windows, distributed on the web by Microsoft.
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General-purpose and high-level programming language. Python supports multiple programming paradigms, including object-oriented, imperative and functional programming styles.
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Concealing the nature of how things truly function or work.
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an object-oriented language and runtime environment (JRE). Java programs are platform independent, because they are compiled to bytecode and their execution is handled by a Virtual Machine cal…
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prevent, mitigate or detect an attempt to run the software within a debugging environment.