Archive for the ‘IDA for WinDbg Users’ Category

Learning IDA (Update)

Monday, May 9th, 2011

I’ve just found that the second edition of the book The IDA Pro Book: The Unofficial Guide to the World’s Most Popular Disassembler is going to be published in June. Looking forward to reading the book.

- Dmitry Vostokov @ + -

Memory Visualization Tools

Tuesday, January 25th, 2011

This is the 3rd revision of memory map visualization tools list where I include IDA Pro and a visualizer from Debug Analyzer.NET (every category is presented in chronological order of my encounter with links):

1. Synthetic

2. Natural

a. Static

b. Semi-dynamic

c. Dynamic

Please let me know any other approaches or links you know.

- Dmitry Vostokov @ + -

Forthcoming Windows Debugging via IDA

Friday, January 23rd, 2009

According to Hex Blog IDA v5.4 will be able to do user and kernel local and remote mode debugging on Windows automatically loading PDB files if necessary. I’m now considering to spend a portion of my book author compensation on purchasing a licence for IDA Pro :-)

- Dmitry Vostokov @ -

Debugged! Magazine

Tuesday, November 25th, 2008

As one of the new initiatives for the Year of Debugging  DumpAnalysis Portal will publish bimonthly full color 16 page publication called:

Debugged! MZ/PE: MagaZine for/from Practicing Engineers
The only serial publication dedicated entirely to Windows® debugging

The first issue is planned for March, 2009 and will have ISBN-13: 978-1-906717-38-4. If it goes well I’m planning to have ISSN number assigned to it too. More details will be announced soon.

- Dmitry Vostokov @

Learning IDA

Tuesday, September 9th, 2008

I discovered today that great IDA book was published last month:

The IDA Pro Book: The Unofficial Guide to the World’s Most Popular Disassembler

Buy from Amazon

Curious about this published book I did some digging and finally ordered it because in the past I was always interested in knowing more about IDA after reading about it in some reverse engineering and disassembly books (more about them later) but was somewhat dissatisfied with IDA freeware version 4.3. The last argument in buying the book was my discovery that the new freeware version is available 4.9 which looks much better:

I’ll keep investigating it for the purposes of memory dump analysis.

- Dmitry Vostokov @ -