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After raid, hacker releases 'bible' for PS3 reverse engineering

Graf_chokolo tells blog readers about Sony allegedly raiding his house and urges readers to redistribute his files on reverse engineering the PlayStation 3 in retaliation.

By February 24, 2011


CNET News Daily Podcast: IBM's work to reverse-engineer the human brain

A leading IBM researcher says computers capable of mimicking the human brain's power and efficiency could be just a decade away. CNET News reporter Daniel Terdiman talks about the findings.

By November 18, 2009


A reverse engineer finds Kindle's hidden features

A little hacking reveals that Amazon's Kindle has faux-GPS abilities and related location-based services, a photo viewer, and a minesweeper game.

By January 2, 2008


How to reverse-engineer a pizza

By September 17, 2006


Reverse-engineering 'The Godfather' for gaming

Electronic Arts artists had to watch the old film over and over to capture characters' look and feel. Video: Trailer of 'Godfather,' the game Image: Progeny of 'Godfather'

By March 6, 2006


Scientists crowdfunding AIDS vaccine, want to give it away for free

By reverse engineering the mechanisms of people born with natural immunity to AIDS, a team of scientists is working to bring a free AIDS vaccine to all the world.

By January 23, 2014


Reverse-engineering contest to start Monday

The Honeynet Project, a group of security researchers that create networks of computers to lure hackers in for observation, will kick off the Reverse Engineering Challenge on Monday. The contest provides interested programmers with the program code found on a compromised Honeynet system. The code is a program that hasn't been seen before, but helps an intruder turn a compromised system into a zombie server, fully controlled by an intruder. Participants in the challenge will have four weeks to decode the program and submit their work to the Honeynet team.

By May 2, 2002


Google buys German security firm Zynamics

The German company acquired by the search giant makes reverse engineering tools used to fight malware.

By March 1, 2011


Reverse engineering could threaten RealNetworks, others

Efforts to provide open source alternatives to streaming media products are cropping up from groups ranging from lone university students to Internet behemoth CMGI.

By February 2, 2000


DMCA exemptions desired to hack iPhones, DVDs

Public-interest groups are asking the U.S. Copyright Office to allow the reverse engineering of DRM in iPhones, DVDs, video games, and music and video services.

By December 3, 2008