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A simple PIN tool unpacker for the Linux version of Skype

Some time ago I wanted to take a look to Skype to see how it works and get the classes diagram of this program but, surprise: It’s packed. The Windows version is protected with a crypter of their own, (UPDATE: this statement was wrong: the last time I checked it, was protected with Themida. It was Spotify the application protected with Themida). However, as I expected, the Linux version was simply packed (not protected) and with something easy to unpack. To unpack Skype and be able to analyse it in IDA and, also, to learn a bit how Intel PIN works, I have written a PIN tool to “automatically” unpack Skype.

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