Heavy lifting with McSema 2.0

Heavy lifting with McSema 2.0

Four years ago, we released McSema, our x86 to LLVM bitcode binary translator. Since then, it has stretched and flexed; we added x86-64 support, put it on a performance-focused diet, and improved its usability and documentation. McSema wasn’t the only thing improving these past years, though. At the same time, ... Read More
A walk down memory lane

A walk down memory lane

/ / Compilers, Mitigations
Admit it. Every now and then someone does something, and you think: “I also had that idea!” You feel validated — a kindred spirit has had the same intuitions, the same insights, and even drawn the same conclusions. I was reminded of this feeling recently when I came across a ... Read More
McSema: I’m liftin’ it

McSema: I’m liftin’ it

/ / McSema
McSema, our x86 machine code to LLVM bitcode binary translator, just got a fresh coat of paint. Last week we held a successful hackathon that produced substantial improvements to McSema’s usability, documentation, and code quality. It’s now easier than ever to use McSema to analyze and reverse-engineer binaries. Growth stage ... Read More