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The IDA Pro Book, 2nd Edition by Chris Eagle

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IDA Graphing

Because cross-references relate one address to another, they are a natural place to begin if we want to make graphs of our binaries. By restricting ourselves to specific types of cross-references, we can derive a number of useful graphs for analyzing our binaries. For starters, cross-references serve as the edges (the lines that connect points) in our graphs. Depending on the type of graph we wish to generate, individual nodes (the points in the graph) can be individual instructions, groups of instructions called basic blocks, or entire functions. IDA has two distinct graphing capabilities: an external graphing capability utilizing a bundled graphing application and an integrated, interactive graphing capability. Both of these graphing ...

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