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The IEEE definition of Reverse Engineering ("Reverse Engineering and Design Recovery: A Taxonomy", IEEE, 1990) is "the process of analyzing a subject system to identify the system's components and their interrelationships and to create representations of the system in another form or at a higher level of abstraction". However, you already ...


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You should check the EFF RE FAQ. It might help you wrap your head around some of the legal aspects and definitions. From where I see it, yes, it is reverse engineering. But, it's not clean room reverse engineering. There are many layers/levels of RE. You can target the hardware, the firmware, the software, the algorithms, the architecture, ... The higher you ...


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