In the latest news, NSA announced its much-hyped cybersecurity tool Ghidra as an open-source offering. The agency made this announcement in the RSA Conference held this week. Ghidra will significantly now assist cybersecurity experts with their analysis of defensive activities. The tool allows security researchers to analyze malicious code and malware thoroughly with reverse engineering.
The big picture
Following the NSA announcement, Ghidra was received with a mixed response on social media. Twitter was abuzz with some praising the agency’s move to make it open-source. Many were happy with the features the tool had.
On the other hand, some users felt apprehensive, hinting the possibility of Ghidra being plagued with backdoors planted by the agency.
Rob Joyce, a cybersecurity advisor at NSA, told Wired, “Ghidra is a software reverse engineering tool built for our internal use at NSA. We're not claiming that this is the one that’s going to be replacing everything out there—it's not. But it helped us address some things in our workflow.”