INTRODUCTION

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Over the years I have been asked more times than I can begin to count how to get started with reverse engineering. Of course, this always turns out to be a tough question to answer, as no two people are alike. Some wish to be pointed to a good book on the topic, some prefer to take a class, and others have the desire and motivation to sit down and pick up the necessary skills on their own. I tend to fall into the latter category and consider myself to be largely self-taught, though I have had a significant amount of formal education in both computer engineering and computer science. The formal bits were mostly a means to an end such ...

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