Saturday, September 13, 2008

Reversing: Secrets of Reverse Engineering

By Eldad Eilam

Beginning with a basic primer on reverse engineering-including computer internals, operating systems, and assembly language-and then discussing the variousapplications 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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