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Teddy Rogers

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Hex-Rays 2011 Plugin Contest

Reverse engineering and analyzing software are difficult. It is challenging even with the top of the line tools like IDA: quite frequently, the limitations of the tool reveal themselves. That's why IDA can be programmed in multiple ways: with the built-in scriptable language, with Python/Perl/Ruby, and with plugins in C/C++.

Put shortly:


  • Create an innovative and useful extension of our products and win the contest!
  • Two cash prizes are on the stake: the first place is 1500 USD and the second place is 750 USD.
  • Who can participate: all IDA Pro license holders.

More elaborate rules and other fine print:


  1. The contest goal is to create an innovative, interesting, and useful extension for IDA Pro and/or the Decompiler. The extension can be written on any language. C, C++, Python, IDC, Perl, Ruby are most welcome.
  2. The winners of the contest get a cash prize (1500 USD and 750 USD).
  3. All IDA Pro license holders can participate (with or without active support plan), except Hex-Rays employees and their families.
  4. How to participate: just send the plugin to contest2011@hex-rays.com. The submission should include the source code and a small description on how to use the extension.
  5. By submitting an entry you declare that you own the copyright to the source code or you are authorized to use it.
  6. The contest duration: your entries should reach us before 15 July 2011 (Belgian time). We will process the entries and declare the winners within one week.
  7. Hex-Rays shall decide the winners.
  8. What will be asked from the winners: a proper and legal picture identification and bank account information within 30 days of notification of winning. The bank transfer will be made within two weeks after authenticating the winner.
  9. Collective entries are allowed. The prize will be paid to the person designated by the group.
  10. The winners will be listed on the 'Hall of Fame' web page. The winner may request Hex-Rays not to disclose his/her real name on that page.


/>http://www.hex-rays.com/contest.shtml?2011=yes

Ted.

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  • 2 weeks later...

It's ironic that the bounties are one a two hundred usd from their pro license prices..which by the way is probably the most effective DRM out there..

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