What are the uses of reverse engineering?

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What are the uses of reverse engineering?

Postby John » Sun Dec 01, 2013 2:42 pm

What are the uses of reverse engineering?
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Re: What are the uses of reverse engineering?

Postby John » Sun Dec 01, 2013 2:42 pm

A common misperception regarding reverse engineering is that it is used for the sake of stealing or copying someone else's work. Reverse engineering is not only used to figure out how something works, but also the ways in which it does not work.

Some examples of the different uses of reverse engineering include:

Understanding how a product works more comprehensively than by merely observing it
Investigating and correcting errors and limitations in existing programs
Studying the design principles of a product as part of an education in engineering
Making products and systems compatible so they can work together or share data
Evaluating one's own product to understand its limitations
Determining whether someone else has literally copied elements of one's own technology
Creating documentation for the operation of a product whose manufacturer is unresponsive to customer service requests
Transforming obsolete products into useful ones by adapting them to new systems and platforms
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