Binwalk is a tool to search for a particular binary image on a computer


Binwalk is a tool to search for a particular binary image for embedded files and executable code. Specifically, it is designed to identify files and code embedded within firmware images.

Binwalk uses the libmagic library so it is compatible with magic signatures created for the Unix file tool.

Binwalk also includes a custom magic signature file that contains enhanced signatures for files usually found in firmware images, such as compressed / archived files, firmware heads, Linux kernels, bootloaders, file systems, etc.

Version: 2.1.1-16
License: MIT

How to install via a terminal window:

sudo apt-get install binwalk

Press Enter.

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