NSA GHIDRA Disassembler Vault7

grarpamp grarpamp at gmail.com
Sun Jan 6 12:42:09 PST 2019

The US National Security Agency will release a free reverse
engineering tool at the upcoming RSA security conference that will be
held at the start of March, in San Francisco. The software's name is
GHIDRA and in technical terms, is a disassembler, a piece of software
that breaks down executable files into assembly code that can then be
analyzed by humans. The NSA developed GHIDRA at the start of the
2000s, and for the past few years, it's been sharing it with other US
government agencies that have cyber teams who need to look at the
inner workings of malware strains or suspicious software. GHIDRA's
existence was never a state secret, but the rest of the world learned
about it in March 2017 when WikiLeaks published Vault7, a collection
of internal documentation files that were allegedly stolen from the
CIA's internal network. Those documents showed that the CIA was one of
the agencies that had access to the tool.

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