Chapter 13. Extending IDA’s Knowledge

Extending IDA’s Knowledge

By now it should be clear that a high-quality disassembly is much more than a list of mnemonics and operands derived from a sequence of bytes. In order to make a disassembly useful, it is important to augment the disassembly with information derived from the processing of various API-related data such as function prototypes and standard datatypes. In Chapter 8 we discussed IDA’s handling of data structures, including how to access standard API data structures and how to define your own custom data structures. In this chapter, we continue our discussion of extending IDA’s knowledge by examining the use of IDA’s ...

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