Reversing Bytecode Languages – .NET, Java, and More

The beauty of cross-platform compiled programs is in their flexibility as you don’t need to spend lots of effort porting each program to different systems. In this chapter, we will learn how malware authors are trying to leverage these advantages for malicious purposes. In addition, you will be provided with an arsenal of techniques and tools whose aim is to make analysis quick and efficient.

In this chapter, we will cover the following topics:

  • The basic theory of bytecode languages
  • .NET explained
  • .NET malware analysis
  • The essentials of Visual Basic
  • Dissecting Visual Basic samples
  • The internals of Java samples
  • Analyzing compiled Python threats

The basic theory of bytecode languages ...

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