At this point you should have some confidence loading binaries into IDA and letting IDA work its magic while you sip your favorite beverage. Once IDA’s initial analysis phase is complete, it is time for you to take control. One of the best ways for you to familiarize yourself with IDA’s displays is simply to browse around the various tabbed subwindows that IDA populates with data about your binary. The efficiency and effectiveness of your reverse engineering sessions will improve as your comfort level with IDA increases.

Before we dive into the major IDA subdisplays, it is useful to cover a few basic rules concerning ...

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