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Ask HN: Reverse engineering jobs not related to security
5 points by mpiedrav 10 days ago | hide | past | web | favorite | 3 comments
Hi, HN! Do you know of jobs related to reverse engineering outside the security business?

For instance, interoperability with legacy systems whose docs/source are now lost (e.g., binary protocols and file formats).


> StarCraft: Remastered – Emulating a buffer overflow for fun and profit [pdf]


fun and detailed write up of reverse engineering and then emulating behaviour caused by memory errors in a previous version of starcraft, to preserve backward compatibility for community maps that depended upon the undefined behaviour to implement unexpected custom logic

Not sure about full time, but a lot of startups do it, and sometimes there's a need to access the data of something with a login which does not have a public API.

Is web scraping considered reverse engineering? I have quite a few friends who do web scraping and parsing as part of their job.

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