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Mastering Reverse Engineering

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Learn
  • Learn core reverse engineering
  • Identify and extract malware components
  • Explore the tools used for reverse engineering
  • Run programs under non-native operating systems
  • Understand binary obfuscation techniques
  • Identify and analyze anti-debugging and anti-analysis tricks
About

If you want to analyze software in order to exploit its weaknesses and strengthen its defenses, then you should explore reverse engineering. Reverse Engineering is a hacker friendly tool used to expose security flaws and questionable privacy practices. In this book, you will learn how to analyse software even without having access to its source code or design documents. You will start off by learning the low-level language used to communicate with the computer and then move on to covering reverse engineering techniques.

Next, you will explore analysis techniques using real-world tools such as IDA Pro and x86dbg. As you progress through the chapters, you will walk through use cases encountered in reverse engineering, such as encryption and compression, used to obfuscate code, and how to to identify and overcome anti-debugging and anti-analysis tricks. Lastly, you will learn how to analyse other types of files that contain code. By the end of this book, you will have the confidence to perform reverse engineering.

Features
  • Analyze and improvise software and hardware with real-world examples
  • Learn advanced debugging and patching techniques with tools such as IDA Pro, x86dbg, and Radare2.
  • Explore modern security techniques to identify, exploit, and avoid cyber threats
Page Count 436
Course Length 13 hours 4 minutes
ISBN9781788838849
Date Of Publication 31 Oct 2018
Setup
Linux executable – hello world
Network traffic analysis
Summary
Further reading

Authors

Reginald Wong

Reginald Wong has been in the software security industry for more than 15 years.Currently, Reggie is a lead anti-malware researcher at Vipre Security, a J2 Global company, covering various security technologies focused on attacks and malware. He previously worked for Trend Micro as the lead for the Heuristics team, dealing with forward-looking malware detection. Aside from his core work, he has also conducted in-house anti-malware training for fresh graduates. He is currently affiliated with CSPCert.ph, Philippines' CERT, and is a reporter for Wildlist.org. He has also been invited to speak at local security events, including Rootcon.