A PROGRAMMER'S PERSPECTIVE ON REVERSE ENGINEERING presented at Summercon 2017

by Geoff Chappell,

Summary : A programmer who has been reverse engineering for nearly 30 years looks at one recent discovery and one old "I told you so" and concludes to no great surprise that programmers want to understand the software and avoid the bugs but security research is mostly about finding the bugs without understanding the software. Perhaps something significant for each side gets missed in between.