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Ghidra – NSA’s Reverse Engineering Tool Now Available For Free

Here comes some good news from the RSA Conference 2019. NSA has allegedly open sourced its robust reverse engineering tool Ghidra. It means anyone can now benefit from the pros of this powerful tool free. Certainly, this will be a pleasing move for bug hunters and cybersecurity enthusiasts alike.

This week, the National Security Agency (NSA) demonstrated one of their advanced hacking tools at the ongoing RSA Conference 2019. They opened up about their robust reverse engineering tool Ghidra. What’s more pleasing for the cybersecurity community is that NSA has decided to open source this tool.

As defined on the tool’s official web page, it benefited NSA for its cybersecurity mission. However, open-sourcing such a tool would definitely benefit the whole world.

Reportedly, Rob Joyce, NSA’s Senior Advisor, presented Ghidra at the RSA Conference 2019 going on in San Francisco, this Tuesday. Besides demonstrating the tool, he also announced that the tool will soon be available for free to the public. As already announced in the session description given on the Conference’s website,

For now, all those interested in the tool may visit the Github repository placeholder to find more information about Ghidra. Soon, the code for this SRE app will also be available here.

Ghidra is a robust software reverse engineering (SRE) tool. Although, there already are numerous reverse engineering tools available. Some of these are known for their outstanding features, such as IDA. This app also flaunts features benefitting the cybersecurity experts.

Source: NSA
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