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Parsing for understanding

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Monday, May 16, 2016

Reverse engineering is used to look for software vulnerabilities.

Reverse engineering involves disassembling a program's machine code or byte code to determine the principles of its operation and design.

Virus makers use this technique—thousands of criminals reverse engineer applications, including anti-viruses, on a daily basis.

But, other people do it, too. Intelligence services also use reverse engineering.

A publication describing the U.S. NSA's attempts to decompile Russian anti-virus software appeared in 2015. It did mention Doctor Web. Although Dr.Web was listed among the anti-viruses cracked, to this day no claims have been made regarding vulnerabilities in Dr.Web software.

The Anti-virus Times recommends

Doctor Web researchers are constantly analysing malware code and perfecting the company’s technologies to thwart attempts to crack Dr.Web.

If information emerges about a Dr.Web vulnerability, every such incident is examined carefully and vulnerabilities are closed promptly.

Users have only to do the following: update the virus databases regularly, keep Dr.Web’s protection components enabled, and use Dr.Web Cloud and other useful components that are not enabled by default. The project Configure Dr.Web 11.0 will help you fine-tune all its security features.

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