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Review by Ryan Linn, CISSP, MCSE, GPEN
It seems like yesterday that I was reviewing Chris Eagle's book, but in reality it's been 3 years. So when I had an opportunity to review The IDA Pro Book: The Unofficial Guide To The Worlds Most Popular Disassembler, 2nd Edition, I looked forward to seeing what had changed. And thus a change in the normal extensive EH-Net book review is in order and brevity is the word of the day.
A few things haven’t changed since my last review. I am still not a reverse engineer, although I occasionally use the tools clumsily for Capture The Flag (CTF) exercises. I’m not a professional programmer, although I can program and do so frequently. Although this isn’t material that I suspect I will master in the near future, this is material in which I have an interest. If you have basic programming skills, an interest in learning, and are willing to sit down and spend time with this material, you will definitely benefit from this book.
After the break, look for a link to a free download of Chapter 24: "The IDA Debugger."
Let us know what you think,