Chapter 3. IDA PRO BACKGROUND

IDA PRO BACKGROUND

The Interactive Disassembler Professional, better and heretofore known as IDA Pro, or simply IDA, is a product of Hex-Rays,[18] located in Liège, Belgium. The programming genius behind IDA is Ilfak Guilfanov, better known as simply Ilfak. IDA began its life over a decade ago as an MS-DOS, console-based application, which is significant in that it helps us understand something about the nature of IDA’s user interface. Among other things, non-Windows and non-GUI versions of IDA continue to use the console-style interface derived from the original DOS versions.

At its heart, IDA is a recursive descent disassembler; however, ...

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