This topic is primarily aimed at people interested in software security, reverse engineering and low-level software. In this course, we will explore the foundations of software security. We will consider important software vulnerabilities and attacks
that exploit them -- such as buffer overflows, SQL injection, and session hijacking -- and we will consider defenses that prevent or mitigate these attacks, including advanced testing and program analysis techniques.
- The legal aspects of reverse engineering.
- Assembly language for IA-32 compatible processors and how to read compiler-generated assembly language code.
- The general principles behind malicious software and how reverse engineering is applied to study such program.
- Basic programming concepts (e.g. complete Java I, II)
- Knowledge with the C programming language, including pointers, arrays, loops, function calls, etc.
- Familiar with Unix/Linux including the command-line shell and gdb
- Familiar with Intel x86 assembly language and architecture
- Familiar with web programming concepts (HTML, HTTP, TCP, network communications)
- Randal E. Bryant, Davie Richard O'Hallaron, Computer Systems: A Programmer's Perspective, 3rd Edition, ISBN 978-0134092669
- Kris Kaspersky, Hacker Disassembling Uncovered, 2nd Edition, ISBN 978-1931769648
- Eldad Eilam, Reversing: Secrets of Reverse Engineering, 1st Edition, ISBN 978-0764574818
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