Book: Accelerated Disassembly, Reconstruction and Reversing, Second Revised Edition

Available in PDF format from Software Diagnostics Services.

The original first edition is available for SkillSoft Books24x7 subscribers

The book contains the full transcript of Software Diagnostics Services training. Learn disassembly, execution history reconstruction, and binary reversing techniques for better software diagnostics, troubleshooting, debugging, memory forensics, vulnerability and malware analysis on x64 Windows platforms. The course uses a unique and innovative pattern-oriented analysis approach to speed up the learning curve. The training consists of practical step-by-step hands-on exercises using WinDbg and memory dumps. Covered more than 25 ADDR patterns, and many concepts are illustrated with Memory Cell Diagrams. The prerequisites for this training are working knowledge of C and C++ programming languages. Operating system internals and assembly language concepts are explained when necessary. The primary audience for this training is software technical support and escalation engineers who analyze memory dumps from complex software environments and need to go deeper in their analysis of abnormal software structure and behavior. The course is also useful for software engineers, quality assurance and software maintenance engineers who debug software running on diverse computer environments, security researchers, malware and memory forensics analysts who have never used WinDbg for analysis of computer memory. The second revised edition uses the latest WinDbg Preview version, is optionally containerized, has three exercises completely redone with Windows 10 memory dumps, includes full source code projects ported to Visual Studio 2022 with corresponding additional Windows 11 process dumps, and also includes reprinted memory and trace analysis patterns and techniques from Memory Dump Analysis Anthology referenced in the book. This new edition also features ADDR pattern descriptions summarized after each exercise.

  • Title: Accelerated Disassembly, Reconstruction and Reversing: Training Course Transcript and WinDbg Practice Exercises with Memory Cell Diagrams, Second Revised Edition
  • Authors: Dmitry Vostokov, Software Diagnostics Services
  • Publisher: OpenTask (September 2022)
  • Language: English
  • Product Dimensions: 28.0 x 21.6
  • PDF: 253 pages
  • ISBN-13: 978-1912636693

Table of Contents and sample exercise
Slides from the training