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Tool and Usage

radare2 is a tool to perform reverse engineering on files of all types. It can be used to analyze malware, firmware, or any other type of binary files.

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RA-DA-RE stands for RAw DAta REcovery. It helps with performing analysis on files and images to retrieve useful artifacts. This can be used to better understand how malware works, recover lost data, or troubleshoot why software is crashing.

In 2014, radare1 was replaced by radare2, which was a parallel work and a full rewrite. It then was released under the LGPLv3 license.

Usage and audience

This tool is categorized as a binary analysis tool, Linux reverse engineering tool, and Linux static analysis tool.

radare2 is commonly used for reverse engineering, security assessment, or troubleshooting. Target users for this tool are security professionals.

Author and Maintainers

Radare2 is under development by Sergi Alvarez.

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Project details
Latest release2.5.0 [2018-04-09]
Last updatedApril 12, 2018

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