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Why did you come here?
To learn
72%
 72%  [ 8 ]
To troubleshoot
9%
 9%  [ 1 ]
To teach
9%
 9%  [ 1 ]
To hack
9%
 9%  [ 1 ]
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Ciper



Joined: 01 Jan 2013
Posts: 27
Ciper
The primary goals of this community are:

  1. To make assembler programming more approachable and easier
  2. To share knowledge
  3. To educate
  4. To troubleshoot problems
  5. To disseminate assembly language programming know-how


And although some superfically-minded participants surmise an ulterior motive (when they hear the word assembly), this community DOES NOT AIM TO:

  • Hack
  • Crack
  • Reverse-engineer
  • Or circumvent any copyright laws and/or conventions


The author of FASM wrote it to make assembly programming easier for himself and then shared it with us, including the highly readable and annotated sources; let's keep the same spirit in our posts.

- Ciper
Post 04 Jan 2013, 00:39
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AsmGuru62



Joined: 28 Jan 2004
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When I was starting (1986) hacking had a different meaning:
to sit through the night(s) and code/debug/repeat.

Smile

Reverse-engineering is very interesting.
I see nothing wrong with it, if I do it not for sale, but for education.
Just to see how the code is made or protected.
Post 04 Jan 2013, 02:25
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Ciper



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Unfortunately nowadays hacking is perceived to be bad; e.g. if you expose and use a private method in a DLL that you have licensed fully, M$ come after you (happened to me).

Again unfortunately, reverse-engineering is explicitly disallowed in lots of EULAs; it's a pity because one learns so much by doing it.

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Post 05 Jan 2013, 17:03
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TmX



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AsmGuru62 wrote:

Reverse-engineering is very interesting.


Very true.
But AFAIK most common people (or script kiddies) associate reverse engineering with "bypassing software protection" or "writing patches/keygens".

That's why it get frowned upon on a certain assembly-related forum Smile
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