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The IDA Pro Book, 2nd Edition by Chris Eagle

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Chapter 24. The IDA Debugger

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IDA is most widely known as a disassembler, and it is clearly one of the finest tools available for performing static analysis of binaries. Given the sophistication of modern anti–static analysis techniques, it is not uncommon to combine static analysis tools and techniques with dynamic analysis tools and techniques in order to take advantage of the best of both worlds. Ideally, all of these tools would be integrated into a single package. Hex-Rays made that move when it introduced a debugger in version 4.5 of IDA and solidified IDA’s role as a general-purpose reverse engineering tool. With each successive version of ...

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