At this point, if we have done our job properly, you now possess the essential skills to use IDA effectively and, more important, to bend it to your will. The next step, young grasshopper, is to learn to adapt to the ninja stars that binaries (as opposed to IDA) will throw at you. Depending on your motives for staring at assembly language, either you may be very familiar with what you are looking at, or you may never know what you are going to be faced with. If you happen to spend all of your time examining code that was compiled using gcc on a Linux platform, you may become quite familiar with the style of code that ...

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