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Reversing: Secrets of Reverse Engineering

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Beginning with a basic primer on reverse engineering-including computer internals, operating systems, and assembly language-and then discussing the various
applications of reverse engineering, this book provides readers with practical, in-depth techniques for software reverse engineering. The book is broken into two parts, the first deals with security-related reverse engin
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Paperback, 624 pages
Published April 15th 2005 by Wiley
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Andre
One thing that drives me nuts is when an author treats its readers like novices, then doesn't explain more difficult portions of the material.

... reading a book is an exercise in self-reflection. I read this book cover to cover. The author isn't showing you how to play patty cake. The author takes more of an academic approach and expects that you (the reader) will dig into the material more on your own. His job is more like a lecturer. Your job is to put in the work to understand what's going on
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Gurudatha Pai
The things I learned from MOSFET to digital circuits to microchips to microprocessors to assembly languages to high level languages all made much more sense after reading it.
I did not however learn to reverse engineer software but that is besides the point. The book is dense, it requires the reader to be familiar with many aspects of digital electronics and computer science.
Moshe Zioni
I enjoyed reading Reversing, it was fun and educational.

Problem with this book is that it didn't meat my expectations. It covers a lot of information but it is hard to be as a reference for future reversing (which I hoped to get from ~800 pages). I hoped to get more information related to security, copy-protections and how to break them (knowing is the path to fixing...).

That said, Mr. Eilam put a lot of effort and knowledge into one archive that no one else could have compiled before, and truly
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Empire539
Great for the technically-minded reader, but can go a bit over the head for those inexperienced with low-level hardware. A light background in computer engineering and/or hardware is suggested before reading, but not completely necessary. The text doesn't go into excruciating detail, but gives you enough information to find your way around. Highly informative for a comp. eng. major like me!
Michael Venzke
worth reading for hardcore programmers, esp people who release software, even if you're not interested in reverse engineering anything.

also good if you're stuck with an undocumented API, or if you're interested in shareware/anti-piracy/security techniques.
Daniel
I found this book interesting, quite bulky though and the style in which it is written does not make it an easy read.
dersteppenwolf
Libro único en su tema.muy útil para los interesados en seguridad informática
João Júnior
Excellent book for beginners on the subject.
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