Reversing: Secrets of Reverse Engineering / Edition 1

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Overview

Beginning with a basic primer on reverse engineering-including computer internals, operating systems, and assembly language-and then discussing the various applications of reverse engineering, this book provides readers with practical, in-depth techniques for software reverse engineering. The book is broken into two parts, the first deals with security-related reverse engineering and the second explores the more practical aspects of reverse engineering. In addition, the author explains how to reverse engineer a third-party software library to improve interfacing and how to reverse engineer a competitor's software to build a better product.
* The first popular book to show how software reverse engineering can help defend against security threats, speed up development, and unlock the secrets of competitive products
* Helps developers plug security holes by demonstrating how hackers exploit reverse engineering techniques to crack copy-protection schemes and identify software targets for viruses and other malware
* Offers a primer on advanced reverse-engineering, delving into "disassembly"-code-level reverse engineering-and explaining how to decipher assembly language

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Until now, to learn the art and lore of reverse engineering, you’d either have to know an expert or sweat out years of trial and error. Not any more.

Eldad Eilam’s Reversing begins with an overview of reverse engineering: what it is, what it’s good for, and the processes and tools involved. He discusses applications ranging from evaluating software quality to achieving interoperability. Then, it’s on to detailed techniques for reversing low-level software, code written in higher-level languages, and even Windows and .NET code.

Eilam introduces disassemblers, debuggers, decompilers, and other tools; then puts them to work in several applied projects, from reversing file formats to auditing program binaries. He also presents a laundry list of “antireversing” techniques -- and shows how to break protections. Discover what really lies beneath. Get this book. Bill Camarda, from the June 2005 Read Only

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780764574818
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 4/4/2005
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 624
  • Sales rank: 493,324
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.28 (h) x 1.33 (d)

Meet the Author

Eldad Eilam is a consultant in the field of reverse engineering. He assists clients with operating system and in-depth software reverse engineering, and has devoted several years to developing advanced reverse engineering techniques.

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Table of Contents

Foreword vii

Acknowledgments xi

Introduction xxiii

Part I Reversing 101 1

Chapter 1 Foundations 3

Chapter 2 Low-Level Software 25

Chapter 3 Windows Fundamentals 69

Chapter 4 Reversing Tools 109

Part II Applied Reversing 139

Chapter 5 Beyond the Documentation 141

Chapter 6 Deciphering File Formats 199

Chapter 7 Auditing Program Binaries 243

Part III Cracking 307

Chapter 9 Piracy and Copy Protection 309

Chapter 10 Antireversing Techniques 327

Chapter 11 Breaking Protections 357

Part IV Beyond Disassembly 421

Chapter 12 Reversing .NET 423

Chapter 13 Decompilation 457

Appendix A Deciphering Code Structures 479

Appendix B Understanding Compiled Arithmetic 519

Appendix C Deciphering Program Data 537

Appendix D Citations 561

Index 567

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  • Posted August 4, 2009

    Fascinating

    This is a great book for those interested in the details of PC software.

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