NSA GHIDRA Disassembler Vault7

grarpamp grarpamp at gmail.com
Wed Mar 6 13:05:12 PST 2019


At the RSA security conference this week, the National Security Agency
released Ghidra, a free software reverse engineering tool that the
agency had been using internally for well over a decade. The tool is
ideal for software engineers, but will be especially useful for
malware analysts first and foremost, being similar to other reverse
engineering tools like IDA Pro, Hopper, HexRays, and others.

The NSA's general plan was to release Ghidra so security researchers
can get used to working with it before applying for positions at the
NSA or other government intelligence agencies with which the NSA has
previously shared Ghidra in private. Ghidra is currently available for
download only through its official website, but the NSA also plans to
release its source code under an open source license in the coming

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