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x86 Disassembly Preface The act of program creation, using common compilers and assemblers, takes software from an information-rich source code format and transforms it into a difficult-to-read machine code format.
I just got back from a nice vacation with no laptop. What do I do on long plane rides or while listening to the waves lap against the beach? Dead-listing . Dead-listing is analyzing the raw disassembly of some target software and figuring it out using only pen and paper.
SAN DIEGO -- Christopher Tarnovsky feels vindicated. The software engineer and former satellite-TV pirate has been on the hot seat for five years, accused of helping his former employer, a Rupert Murdoch company, sabotage a rival to gain the top spot in the global pay-TV wars. But two weeks ago a jury in the civil lawsuit against that employer, NDS Group, largely cleared the company -- and by extension Tarnovsky -- of piracy, finding NDS guilty of only a single incident of stealing satellite signals, for which Dish was awarded $1,500 in damages. "I knew this was going to come," Tarnovsky says. "They didn't have any proof or evidence." The trial was years in the making , yet raised more questions than it answered.