Reverse Engineering books for beginners

Reverse Engineering books for beginners
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Reverse Engineering books for beginners


Today we will share with you some Reverse Engineering books for beginners , However you can also read the last articles in our website and they can help you in the first step

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1 – Reverse Engineering for Beginners

Reverse Engineering for Beginners
Reverse Engineering for Beginners

The book was named “Reverse Engineering for Beginners” in 2014-2018, but I always suspected this makes readership too narrow. Infosec people know about “reverse engineering”, but I’ve rarely hear the “assembler” word from them. Likewise, the “reverse engineering” term is somewhat cryptic to a general audience of programmers, but they know about “assembler”.

In July 2018, as an experiment, I’ve changed the title to “Assembly Language for Beginners” and posted the link to Hacker News website7 , and the book was received generally well. So let it be, the book now has two titles. However, I’ve changed the second title to “Understanding Assembly Language”, because someone had already written “Assembly Language for Beginners” book. Also, people say “for Beginners” sounds a bit sarcastic for a book of ~1000 pages. The two books differ only by title, filename (UAL-XX.pdf versus RE4B-XX.pdf), URL and a couple of the first pages.



2 – iOS App Reverse Engineering

iOS App Reverse Engineering
iOS App Reverse Engineering

The book consists of 4 parts, i.e. concepts, tools, theories and practices. The book follows an “abstraction, concrete, abstraction, concrete” structure, starting from basic concepts like iOS filesystem hierarchy and iOS file types that Apple didn’t expose to App developers but iOS (jailbreak) researchers should know, then goes through the most commonly used tools like class-dump, Theos, Cycript, Reveal, IDA and LLDB to introduce what to do in iOS reverse engineering.

After that, iOS reverse engineering theories based on Objective-C and ARM assembly are explained in a methodological way, pointing out the core of this book. Last but not least, 4 originally elaborated practices are there to cover all previous contents of the book and give you the most intuitive perception of iOS reverse engineering. Happy hacking




3 – Hacking the Xbox: An Introduction to Reverse Engineering

Showing Xbox owners how to increase the value and utility of their system, Hacking the Xbox features step-by-step tutorials on hardware modification that teach basic hacking techniques as well as essential reverse engineering skills. Full discussions of the Xbox security mechanisms and other advanced hacking topics are here, along with practical pointers from hacking gear resources to soldering techniques.

The book also covers the social and political implications of hacking and profiles the humans behind the hacks in candid interviews.

It saddens me that America’s so-called government for the people, by the people, and of the people has less compassion and enlightenment toward their fellow man than a corporation. Having been a party to subsequent legal bullying by other entities, I am all too familiar with how ugly and gut-wrenching a high-stakes lawsuit can be. Fortunately, the stakes in my cases were not as high, nor were my adversaries as formidable as Aaron’s, or I too might have succumbed to hopelessness and fear. A few years ago, I started rebuilding my life overseas, and I find a quantum of solace in the thought that my residence abroad makes it a little more difficult to be served.


4 – BIOS Disassembly Ninjutsu Uncovered

Explaining security vulnerabilities, possible exploitation scenarios, and prevention in a systematic manner, this guide to BIOS exploitation describes the reverse-engineering techniques used to gather information from BIOS and expansion ROMs. SMBIOS/DMI exploitation techniques including BIOS rootkits and computer defense and the exploitation of embedded x86 BIOS are also covered.

This book is primarily oriented toward system programmers and computer security experts. In addition, electronic engineers, pc technicians and computer enthusiasts can also benefit a lot from this book. Furthermore, due to heavy explanation of applied computer architecture (x86 architecture) and compression algorithm, computer science students might also find it useful. However, nothing prevents any people who is curious about BIOS technology to read this book and get benefit from it.



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I'm a Computer Engineer Information Technology fields, specially in Info-sec field. Also, i'm freelance instructor in Ethical Hacking, Secure Web Development, Penetration Testing and Security Awareness. I have the following certificates : CEH, CHFI, ECSA, LPT Master, & ISO 27001 LI.

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