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By Eldad Eilam

Starting with a simple primer on opposite engineering-including computing device internals, working platforms, and meeting language-and then discussing the various
purposes of opposite engineering, this publication offers readers with useful, in-depth ideas for software program opposite engineering. The e-book is damaged into elements, the 1st offers with security-related opposite engineering and the second one explores the more effective facets of opposite engineering. furthermore, the writer explains tips to opposite engineer a third-party software program library to enhance interfacing and the way to opposite engineer a competitor's software program to construct a greater product.
* the 1st well known ebook to teach how software program opposite engineering will help protect opposed to defense threats, accelerate improvement, and liberate the secrets and techniques of aggressive products
* is helping builders plug safeguard holes by means of demonstrating how hackers take advantage of opposite engineering suggestions to crack copy-protection schemes and determine software program objectives for viruses and different malware
* deals a primer on complex reverse-engineering, delving into "disassembly"-code-level opposite engineering-and explaining how one can decipher meeting language

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