A new project called CrowdRE aims to make it easy for the reverse engineering of complex applications working in collaboration with other users. Normally, the process reversing software from a complicated binary can consume much time, CrowdRE will help accelerate this process through teamwork.
CrowdRE, which is currently considered in an “alpha” stage of development, is available as an plugin for IDA Pro 6.3.120531. With the plug-in, developers can reverse engineer on one or more functions of a binary and upload the results to a server in the cloud that keeps track of everything in a central database. This allows customers to benefit from a job than other developers already have completed and share the progress that make the rest of the community. The database allows any search and each function can have different concurrent “commits”.