Written for users encountering IDA for the first time as well as those trying to take full advantage of IDA's advanced and complex capabilities, The IDA Pro Book makes sense of this sometimes confounding tool. After covering the basics of IDA, author Chris Eagle (recent winner of the DEFCON Capture the Flag contest) moves on to cover scripting and the creation of compiled plug-ins. He then explains IDA's capabilities and ways to extend them, as well as IDA's practical, real-world uses.
IDA users have been waiting years for a substantial and helpful book. "If DEFCON is any indication, this book will be a huge hit with the hacker community," said No Starch Press publisher Bill Pollock. "We rushed copies to DEFCON and sold everything we had in two hours, with half of those books claimed before we even unpacked the boxes. By the following Monday morning, we were getting emails from readers telling us how helpful they were finding the book. I haven't seen anything like this demand in years."
In The IDA Pro Book, readers learn how to:
While it will still take serious assembly skills to tackle the toughest executables, The IDA Pro Book allows program analysts everywhere to master IDA's complexities, so that they can spend more time analyzing and less time learning to use the tool itself.
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About the Author
Chris Eagle is a senior lecturer at the US Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California. He is a co-author of Gray Hat Hacking and has spoken at numerous security conferences, including Black Hat, DEFCON, ToorCon, and ShmooCon.
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