Reply to post: why on Earth give this away for free to everyone on the planet?

Did you know?! Ghidra, the NSA's open-sourced decompiler toolkit, is ancient Norse for 'No backdoors, we swear!'

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why on Earth give this away for free to everyone on the planet?

Because, as Clifford Stoll pointed out in "The Cuckoo's Egg", there are 2 parts to the NSA: the one that is paid to try and keep the world secure and unhackable, and the other bit that tries to intercept everyone's communications. And yes, it's a little bit of doublethink going on there, I'm sure.

But I suspect the main reason is that this is useful enough in general, and not just for spying, that they think it should be widely available and further developed. To which I say, more power to Ghidra then...

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