View Full Version : Reverse Engineering Anyone?
07-20-2009, 02:15 AM
I'm just wondering, is there anyone out there who would be interested in a bare-bones intro to RE? There are plenty of tutorials out there but most use outdated software and outdated methods. There are also plenty of up and running forums, but I don't feel there is much for complete noobs. If anyone really wants to learn for the sake of learning, post here and I'll post a link to a tutorial I've written. I feel that it's a real overlooked aspect of programming and is a great outlet of intellectual reasoning for the naturally curious.
The tutorial explains the tools and knowledge necessary, and shows how a basic "crack" or RE is done. I would post the tut right now but I don't want to hand info over to the internet for free which will be unabashedly plagiarized if nobody really wants it outside of the RE community which already exists.
07-20-2009, 06:24 AM
If the code is written in C++ , you can use rational rose or some free software to retrieve the class association diagrams , that would be a good starting point for reverser engineering.
07-20-2009, 07:13 PM
Oh, I'm fully aware. There are even program which can decompile portions of the assembly back into the original code. But that's actually not a good starting point at all, because you have to understand what RE is and the methods used first. Otherwise diagrams don't mean much to anyone. If anyone is interested in a tutorial (and only seriously interested), let me know.
07-21-2009, 11:43 AM
OK... pls post links here and moderators can add these to the general link section too... I appreciate your move to post here and make RE more clearer to learn and welcome the idea..
07-21-2009, 11:47 PM
Go on then. My ears are pruned, or do I mean pricked.
07-22-2009, 06:04 PM
Will do soon, setting up a website and very busy today, will have it up stay posted.
07-25-2009, 04:12 PM
Update: The tutorial is nearing completion and I think it's pretty good. Filling it with pictures and in-depth explanations, will be up most likely by tonight.
07-25-2009, 06:43 PM
O_o ... wann see wat it is.. good weekend job:p
07-26-2009, 04:14 PM
Well, I've completed the tutorial and uploaded it, here it is:
Let me know what you think.
(Already spotted a few typos and I just noticed that my version of HIEW I use changes from 7.45 to 6.85 mid tutorial. You can ignore that for now, will fix later)
07-26-2009, 06:29 PM
:thumbsup:Very good tutorial for starters:thumbsup:
07-27-2009, 03:26 PM
A few notes: I will be changing the font/background color. Some minor text changes soon. More links coming, and a tutorial on packers is planned along with a keygen tutorial in the works.
Throw me line and let me know what you want, thanks adarshakb for the feedback. By email and here.
08-03-2009, 05:10 PM
Update: Text color corrected. New tutorial will be posted on more feedback from this one. I need to know what I did right, wrong, and suggestions for improvement.
Tutorials are here: http://purelogic.awardspace.info
Also attached the tutorial1 zip file in case my other file host dies. The MD5 is 95DD1694BF26EB7C9C672D6A68036926.
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