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ABC of Reverse engineering

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how to start learning Reverse engineering for softwares.

is there any thing like "network" Reverse engineering

any video stuff available?
what can be the good starting point?
what is the must prerequisites?

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by:for_yan
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I guess, the best staring point is to learn java :)

yiou can check here for recommendations about java decompilers:
http://stackoverflow.com/questions/31353/is-jad-the-best-java-decompiler


http://stackoverflow.com/questions/3254274/best-java-decompiler-freeware
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JAVA directly?


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yes, the best starting is of course to learn java ddirectly
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by:osloboy
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what if you want to be programming platform independent.

i know c/c++, c#

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If you want to be platform independent Java is certainly a better choice
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Java is similar to C#, I think easier to learn.
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let say JAVA is done, what next now.

is there any MUST read book for reverse eng.
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look at this book:
http://www.amazon.com/Covert-Java-Techniques-Decompiling-Engineering/dp/0672326388/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1317666073&sr=1-2

why are you so concentrated in reverse engineering?
I'd think it is a last resort measure - when you have a legacy application, you need to patch it, the original
developer is long buried, nothing else can be done, they are going to fire you when you will not patch the code  -
that's when you start thinking about decompiling
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by:osloboy
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why in the world, we will goto reverse eng. to find out flaws and security issues.

what you say about ?????? Syngress - Sockets, Shellcode, Porting & Coding - Reverse Engineering Exploits And Tool Coding For Security Professionals"

right, thats what i am looking for a pure reverse eng. stuff regardless of Programming Language.

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