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Book: Practical Malware Analysis

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I had this book for quite a few years and never read it cover to cover. Recently I decided to do this and this is my review. It is still a very relevant resource if you are entering the world of malware analysis and it is definitely worth reading.

The book is written by two experts in the field, Michael Sikorski and Andrew Honig. Both very experienced malware analysts and reverse engineers. It is an 800 pages long book from 2012 that starts from zero, and moves up to advanced malware analysis and reverse engineering. No Starch Press provides a full listing of contents, reviews and sample chapters online if you want to check it out.

Basically, the book is from 2012 but the vast majority of its content is applicable today too. So far it is the most complete book that I have read on the topic of malware analysis. If you want to enter this world then I definitely recommend it as a good resource. However, keep in mind that it is a book from 2012, there will definitely be a few thing that are not as common today and many newer techniques that are not included in the book. It is also worth noting that it’s written in the form of lecturing book with exercises and examples at the end of each chapter. Overall, very nice book. :)

Written by xorl

March 18, 2018 at 13:33

Posted in books

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