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The IDA Pro Book, 2nd Edition by Chris Eagle

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Chapter 21. Obfuscated Code Analysis

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Even under ideal circumstances, comprehending a disassembly listing is a difficult task at best. High-quality disassemblies are essential for anyone contemplating digging into the inner workings of a binary, which is precisely why we have spent the last 20 chapters discussing IDA Pro and its capabilities. It can be argued that IDA is so effective at what it does that it has lowered the barriers for entry into the binary analysis field. While certainly not attributable to IDA alone, the fact that the state of binary reverse engineering has advanced so far in recent years is not lost on anyone who does not want ...

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