Ghidra! – Even our Security Lab is curious to see what the tool, which the NSA will publish as “Open Source Software”, has to offer. Reverse engineering tools are rare and expensive – but essential for security researchers and malware analysts to get to the bottom of suspicious files. The rush to the lecture by Rob Joyce, Senior Advisor for Cybersecurity (NSA), was therefore enormous, so that the lecture room had to be enlarged. Rob Joyce started his lecture with a touch of humor, because he realized that half of the audience was only present because “NSA” appeared in the title.
Straightaway, he clarified that the tool has no backdoor; if there is a community where you can’t permit it, it’s this community. If applicable, different from open operating systems – “Each of your Android phones has a little bit of NSA in it”. However, some rumors in the web disprove the statement about missing backdoors at Ghidra – the Java debug port is currently under discussion.