Google allows program code BinDiff research tool available for free

Mar

21

2016

Google makes the program code comparison tool BinDiff freely available to everyone. The tool can easily explain code and detect differences and similarities between the two sets of code. The program is interesting for programmers, but also for security researchers.

BinDiff Christian Blichmann Google says that the tool had been previously reduced in price but now everyone is free to use. Below that blog post, however, reports the Google worker is required to use BinDiff Hex-Rays IDA Pro disassembler. A license it takes the user still at least 1019 euros.

BinDiff can be used in order to compare the compositions of binaries in, inter alia, x86, mips-, arm and PowerPC architectures. BinDiff is also used to understand software updates from others. Google also says to use the software to run malware detection on a large scale for both its own employees and its users. BinDiff developer Zynamics has since 2011 owned by Google.

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