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an event-driven programming language and IDE from Microsoft for its COM programming model. The precursor to VB.NET.
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a free, multiplatform, open-source executables packer.
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Mechanism used in a programming language to support run-time method binding.
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Please keep in mind legal questions may better fit the Law stack exchange site at http://law.stackexchange.com and consider posting them there
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for questions discussing communication protocols, how they work and how to identify them.
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16 bits DOS MZ executable file format
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The use of executable programs or scripts to achieve well-defined sequences of operations without human interaction.
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for questions on Component Object Model or ActiveX. For DOS .COM files, use dos-com instead.
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used as a lookup table when the application is calling a function in a different module in Microsoft Windows operating systems.
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a representation, using graph notation, of all paths that might be traversed through a program during its execution. The control flow graph is due to Frances E. Allen, wh…
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the mechanism used by compilers for try/catch blocks. It can also be used as anti-debug tricks, by altering the flow, changing the thread context, debugging oneself...
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Comparing 2 binaries at assembly code level
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In Object-Oriented Programming, a virtual function is initially defined in a base class, and can be redefined in derived classes, so that when a virtual function is invoked, the function defined in th…
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A free and open-source network and system packet analyzer. It is used for network troubleshooting, analysis, software and communications protocol development, and education.
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Acronym for 'Serial Peripheral Interface' (SPI), the SPI bus is a synchronous serial communication interface specification used for short distance communication, primarily in embedded systems.
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a Python binary analysis framework developed by the Computer Security Lab at UC Santa Barbara and their associated CTF team, Shellphish. project URL: https://github.com/angr/angr
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variables which scope is limited to the block they were declared in. The opposite is global variable which can be accessible anywhere in the code.
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when asking questions related specifically to the NSA's Ghidra reverse engineering tool.
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Microsoft Visual C/C++ Compiler
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a complementary process to unpacking, usually performed after an executable is unpacked and dumped in order to make it fully functional and executable on it's own. Most packed…