My biggest programming challenge. Self-modifying code that can mutate itself and other programs. Check my article Metamorphic Engines for better understanding of self-evolving code.

The aim of the project is to create a clean & well-tested engine that evolves assembly codes through random metamorphic mutations.

This project has been my biggest programming challenge. I’ve learnt a lot:

  • C++ deeper than I’ve never expected
  • x86 assembly set, written different tools
  • studied many viruses, genetic programming, evolutionary algorithms, obfuscation techniques and OS memory/file systems

And probably most importantly I’ve learnt how to tackle with very complex systems & build them clean.


See also

  • tro.cohol is the father of this project that has given birth to this.