binwalk - Firmware Analysis Tool - Google Project Hosting | Electronics |

Binwalk is a firmware analysis tool designed to assist in the analysis, extraction, and reverse engineering of firmware images and other binary blobs. It is simple to use, fully scriptable, and can be easily extended via custom signatures, extraction rules, and plugin modules.

Binwalk supports various types of analysis useful for inspecting and reverse engineering firmware, including:

Embedded file identification and extractionExecutable code identificationType castingEntropy analysis and graphingHeuristic data analysis"Smart" strings analysis

Binwalk's file signatures are (mostly) compatible with the magic signatures used by the Unix file utility, and include customized/improved signatures for files that are commonly found in firmware images such as compressed/archived files, firmware headers, kernels, bootloaders, filesystems, etc.