CyberChef is a web-based application created by the Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ), a British intelligence agency. It is designed to enable both technical and non-technical users to encode, decode, encrypt, decrypt, and otherwise manipulate data in various ways.
Key Features of CyberChef
Wide Range of Operations: CyberChef offers hundreds of operations that covers encoding/decoding, hashing, cipher functions, data analysis, and more.
User-Friendly Interface: It provides a simple drag-and-drop interface that allows users to apply multiple operations in a sequence, which it refers to as a "recipe".
No Installation Required: Being web-based, CyberChef doesn't require any installation and can be run directly in the browser.
Open-Source: The code for CyberChef is open-source, welcoming contributions and modifications from the community.
Common Uses for CyberChef
Data conversion between different formats (e.g., Base64, HEX, ASCII)
Encryption and decryption of data using a variety of algorithms
File analysis and extraction of metadata
Compression and decompression of data
Cybersecurity analysis tasks, such as analyzing malicious code or scripts