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reverse engineering

a situation where a firm obtains a competitor's product so as to disassemble it and from the resultant component analysis decide how to build a similar product.
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When the solution being reverse-engineered is a third-party vendor-packaged solution, then the data architect evaluating the raw details from the reverse-engineering tool needs to tread cautiously through the evidence.
She stated that a specific reverse-engineering exception was
Song, "Automatic protocol reverse-engineering: message format extraction and field semantics inference," Computer Networks, vol.
Newly updated courses include MGT517: Managing Security Operations: Detection, Response, and Intelligence, DEV531: Defending Mobile Applications Security Essentials, and FOR572: Advanced Network Forensics and Analysis, SEC579: Virtualization and Software-Defined Security and, FOR610: Reverse-Engineering Malware: Malware Analysis Tools and Techniques.
By reverse-engineering the device--literally taking it apart and studying how it fits together--students with little or no medical background could determine exactly how the device worked and how it could be improved, King said.
Here, noncontact surface-measurement tools can convert even the most flexible parts into usable electronic models, explains Giles Gaskell, director of business development of NVision, Inc., a provider of 3-D scanning systems and reverse-engineering services (Southlake, Texas, and Wixom, Michigan, USA).
This means that reverse-engineering the most complicated parts can often be accomplished in significantly less time with greater accuracy.
The company has worked closely with many plastics companies to provide reverse-engineering services whereby a 3D computer model is created from digital measurement of a physical model, finished part, or mold cavity.
"Most of our reverse-engineering projects start with a part that does a really good job," says Wall.
Working from those auction drawings -- and, it says, lawfully reverse-engineering about four dozen key parts -- Tensor quickly began marketing and building presses that are comparable to the Goss Community and Urbanite models.
It provides an electronic index for the information resources gathered during the reverse-engineering life cycle.
The meeting participants identified a variety of needs, ranging from surveys to identify successes in applying various techniques to improved testing of reverse-engineering tools.