Cyber viruses are a huge problem in the cybersecurity sphere (especially in recent times), with various instances of state-sponsored hacking coming to light. To stop malicious attacks and viruses, we need to learn how they work from the bottom up, and an excellent way to do this is to reverse-engineer the viruses. This is where the Ghidra app, developed by NSA, comes into play. It’s a premium reverse-engineering tool available for free.
Although Ghidra is free and incredibly effective, it’s highly complicated for novice users. In fact, extensive training is required to be able to effectively use. If you’re looking for other apps that deal with Cybersecurity, you can try Flashpoint Ultimate and VIPRE Advanced Security.
Who is Ghidra for?
As mentioned before, Ghidra isn’t for everyone. The app requires an extensive background and knowledge of programming. However, for those who need a little guidance to get started, NSA offers training resources on their website.
The graphical user interface (GUI) of Ghidra allows you to invert the colours on the site, which gives you the opportunity to create a dark theme. Take note though, that files and documents won’t be subject to this change. It’s just the general layout that will be affected.
You can make this GUI change with the following steps:
Click on Edit>Tool Options>Tool Enable> ‘Use Inverted Colours'> and then restart Ghidra.
Ghidra's mission is to help people, which is why the app is freely available and offers numerous help and feedback options. Some of them include Issue Tracker, a Wiki help guide and an easy to use installation guide.
Powerful reverse engineering software
As this tool was created and is operated by the US Federal Agency (NSA), it's no surprise that Ghidra is an extremely powerful and efficient software. The only downside is the extensive programming knowledge that’s required to use Ghidra.