BinDiff Now Free, To Delight of Security Researchers
BinDiff is a constant presence inside a security researcher’s toolbox, ideal for patch and malware analysis or reverse engineering of code. The Google-owned software allows researchers to conduct side-by-side comparisons of binary files in disassembled code looking for differences in the samples. Until last week, BinDiff came with a price, but on Friday Google announced that it was making the plug-in available for free. Researchers still have purchase the Hex-Rays IDA Pro disassembler, 6.8 or later to use the plug-in, however.