Except for a brief example demonstrating the Raw Binary loader in Chapter 4, Ghidra has identified the file type and happily loaded and analyzed all of the files we have thrown at it. This will not always be the case. At some point, you are likely to be confronted with a dialog like the one shown in Figure 17-1. (This particular file is shellcode, which Ghidra is unable to recognize, as there is no defined structure, meaningful file extension, or magic number.)


Figure 17-1: Raw Binary loader example

So what happened when we tried ...

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