Testing Magika

Google recently announced the release of Magika, an “AI-powered file-type identification system”. I tested this on a corpus of nearly 125k files to see how it fared.

libnids on 64-bit architecture machines

A quick note for anybody using libnids on a 64-bit machine (AMD64), you will need to compile with -fno-strict-aliasing if you use optimisation at -O2 or above. Without it libnids will silently fail to provide you any data.