Practical Malware Analysis: The Hands-On Guide to Dissecting Malicious Software


The book every malware analyst should keep handy.
–Richard Bejtlich, CSO, Mandiant & Founder of TaoSecurity

An excellent crash course in malware analysis.
–Dino Dai Zovi, Independent Security Consultant

. . . the most comprehensive guide to analysis of malware, offering detailed coverage of all the essential skills required to understand the specific challenges presented by modern malware.
–Chris Eagle, Senior Lecturer of Computer Science at the Naval Postgraduate School

A hands-on introduction to malware analysis. I’d recommend it to anyone who wants to dissect Windows malware.
–Ilfak Guilfanov, Creator of IDA Pro

. . . a great introduction to malware analysis. All chapters contain detailed technical explanations and hands-on lab exercises to get you immediate exposure to real malware.
–Sebastian Porst, Google Software Engineer

. . . brings reverse engineering to readers of all skill levels. Technically rich and accessible, the labs will lead you to a deeper understanding of the art and science of reverse engineering. I strongly recommend this book for beginners and experts alike.
–Danny Quist, PhD, Founder of Offensive Computing

If you only read one malware book or are looking to break into the world of malware analysis, this is the book to get.
–Patrick Engbretson, IA Professor at Dakota State University and Author of The Basics of Hacking and Pen Testing

. . . an excellent addition to the course materials for an advanced graduate level course on Software Security or Intrusion Detection Systems. The labs are especially useful to students in teaching the methods to reverse engineer, analyze and understand malicious software.
–Sal Stolfo, Professor, Columbia University

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Malware Analyst’s Cookbook and DVD: Tools and Techniques for Fighting Malicious Code (+ Files)


A computer forensics “how-to” for fighting malicious code and analyzing incidents

With our ever-increasing reliance on computers comes an ever-growing risk of malware. Security professionals will find plenty of solutions in this book to the problems posed by viruses, Trojan horses, worms, spyware, rootkits, adware, and other invasive software. Written by well-known malware experts, this guide reveals solutions to numerous problems and includes a DVD of custom programs and tools that illustrate the concepts, enhancing your skills. Continue reading “Malware Analyst’s Cookbook and DVD: Tools and Techniques for Fighting Malicious Code (+ Files)” »

Malware: Fighting Malicious Code


Malicious code is a set of instructions that runs on your computer and makes your system do something that you do not want it to do. For example, it can delete sensitive configuration files from your hard drive, rendering your computer completely inoperable; infect your computer and use it as a jumpingoff point to spread to all of your buddies’ computers; and steal files from your machine. Continue reading “Malware: Fighting Malicious Code” »