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REcon 2010

July 16, 2010

This last weekend I took a trip up to Montreal for REcon.  If you’re unfamiliar with REcon, it’s a small security conference focused on topics most interesting to reverse engineers.  As such, the talks are more technical than you will find at other more mainstream conferences like BlackHat or DEFCON, and generally require a certain level of expertise as a baseline.  If you don’t understand assembly language, you’ll probably not get much out of at least half of the lectures.

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Review: The IDA Pro Book

February 12, 2009

When a book is so well-received by your peers as The IDA Pro Book has been, even if reverse engineering isn’t a huge part of what you do every day, you pretty much have to give it a read.  The creator of IDA Pro, Ilfak Guilfanov, even recommends it himself for a number of reasons, calling it “the most thorough and accurate IDA Pro book.”  Even though I don’t do a whole lot of reversing, I do use IDA on occasion, so I thought it in my best interests to read this book.  Authored by Chris Eagle, a co-author of one of my favorite security books, Gray Hat Hacking, I had fairly high expectations.  I was not disappointed.

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