|The decompilation window on the right is the obvious game changer. But there are many others hidden within.|
Analyzing meta changes in realtime is what a strategist does that differentiates you from a historian. But in order to do this, you need to get your hands dirty with the tool itself. You do, at some level, have to be a computer scientist, and beyond that, a specialist in this technology landscape.
At RSAC 2019 one thing you noticed was everyone had the exact same technology and the exact same business plan. It looks like this:
|It is the Cambrian era, and we have invented multi-cellular creatures although basically everything is a Trilobite.|
From a purely business perspective this is also good news for Binary Ninja and IDA, since once people realize this is the new baseline, they will want to embed other analysis engines into their product lineups for various proprietary advantages.
But this leaves us with two questions:
- How does commoditized binary analysis at scale change the meta?
- What bug classes are now going to be found at scale by the community?
- What are people going to build off this technology?
- What does a more actively engaged NSA mean for the community?
Update: Silvio pumping everything through Ghidra's decompiler.