Software Reverse Engineering is the process of discovering the technological and design principles of a software program and reversing a program’s machine code back into the source code. Reverse Engineering as a method is not confined to any particular purpose. This can be helpful in, to study program behavior, analyze its performance, perform security audits, identify bugs and malicious content in a program or make a program compatible with various machines and microprocessors.
In today’s intensely competitive global market, software enterprises are constantly seeking new ways to shorten development time and efforts for new products and try to meet customer expectations by including all the features that their rivals are offering. Reverse Engineering emerged as technology for business benefits and the practice is now frequently used to create duplicate or identical software products, capture the logic used in development and designing of software or to find out security flaws for damaging market reputation of software product. One can learn about competitor’s software product by capturing a prototype and dismantling it with the help of tools.