6 Hex Editors for Malware Analysis

My article on the SANS Forensics Blog describes 6 hex editors for analyzing malware and malicious documents. I outlined and compared key features for:

  • FileInsight
  • Hex Editor Neo
  • FlexHex
  • 010 Editor
  • Hiew
  • Radare

The tools differ in their ease-of-use and features. Of these, FileInsight and 010 Editor are my picks for Windows, and Radare is my favorite for Unix.

Lenny Zeltser 

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Lenny Zeltser is a seasoned business and technology leader with extensive information security experience. He builds innovative endpoint defense solutions as VP of Products at Minerva Labs. He also trains incident response and digital forensics professionals at SANS Institute. Lenny frequently speaks at industry events, writes articles and has co-authored books. He has earned the prestigious GIAC Security Expert designation, has an MBA from MIT Sloan and a Computer Science degree from the University of Pennsylvania.

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