| ||Ask HN: Is reverse engineering a saleable skill?|
19 points by dhruvkar 3 days ago | hide | past | web | favorite | 18 comments |
|Wanting to make (for purely personal use) CLI tools out of commonly used apps, I got into discovering undocumented APIs a couple years ago and it's been a lot of fun.|
Recently, I got into decompiling android apps and hunting through source code to find how their security works and mimicking it on my end.
The pay-off is so little (e.g. instacart automated delivery, jimmy johns cli ordering etc.), but I'm absolutely in love with the process.
My day job is an odd mixture of managing operations and logistics at our warehouses and writing code (python/django), so I have limited exposure to software companies.
There was a recent thread on unofficial APIs, so I ask --
Is this a skill that saleable in any way? Are there roles for this kind of thing?
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