If the source code of a software is no longer available or it is necessary to subject third-party software to an independent security analysis, we can check it by means of reverse engineering on potential vulnerabilities and design flaws.
Software of any kind, ranging from complex server applications to firmware of embedded systems, can be tested for security issues. The binary code of different architectures can be analyzed and checked for vulnerabilities. Through reverse engineering, not only the functioning of proprietary, undocumented software is revealed, but the implementation of network protocols and cryptographic algorithms can also be investigated. Based on this information, a security assessment or analysis of the components is possible.