An attacker discovers the structure, function, and composition of a type of computer software through white box analysis techniques. White box techniques involve methods which can be applied to a piece of software when an executable or some other compiled object can be directly subjected to analysis, revealing at least a portion of its machine instructions that can be observed upon execution.
Direct access to the object or software.
Reverse engineering of software requires varying tools and methods that enable the decompiling of executable or other compiled objects.
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