decompiler


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decompiler

A program that converts machine language back into a high-level source language. The resulting code may be very difficult to maintain as variables and routines are named generically: A0001, A0002, etc. See disassembler.
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Many advance decompilers can reconstruct the code including the exact structure of loops, ifelse statements, method calls, etc.
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No matter from what threats software is protected, for example copying or stealing algorithms, attackers attempt to crack the protection by several methods including reverse engineering, including disassembly and decompilation, debuggers, disassemblers, decompilers, emulators, simulators and spoofing attacks [7].