Media praise for The IDA Pro Book
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"There are little gems littered throughout the book that bring in real-life experience and knowledge that you don't always get from other books instructing you in the use of an application. Although it is impossible to absorb everything in this book due to its size, it helped greatly in overcoming some of the initial hurdles of understanding a highly technical topic. As I continue down my reverse engineering path, I'm confident that I will use this book repeatedly as a reference. If you are interested in getting deep into the assembly and figuring out what applications are doing when you don't have the source, then I would highly recommend this book to get you started with IDA Pro; it won't turn you into a reverse engineering expert, but it certainly will provide you with a major tool that will help you along the way. "
-- , Slashdot
"Unlike the two other books I've read on IDA Pro this book has no fluff or filler, its solid information."
-- , Carnal0wnage Blog
"This is not the first book about IDA Pro. However, this is the first book I recommend to anyone using IDA Pro..."
-- , Hex Blog
"Chris Eagle delivers a very concise, well laid out book in The IDA Pro Book. The step by step examples, and much needed detail of all aspects of IDA alone make this book a good choice."
-- , TippingPoint DVLabs MindshaRE Blog
"[T]his book does definitely get a strong buy recommendation from me. It's well written and it covers IDA Pro more comprehensively than any other written document I am aware of (including the actual IDA Pro Manual)."
"Whether you need to solve a tough runtime defect or examine your application security from the inside out, IDA Pro is a great tool and this book is THE guide for coming up to speed."
-- , Microsoft's Opinionated Misfit Geek
"...you should take a look at The IDA Pro Book."
-- , Dark Reading
"Excellent book! Recommended if you are into Reverse Engineering and not only specific for IDA. Well written with lots of examples. Really enjoyed it."
"Time-saving, efficiency-increasing, and skill-enhancing, there is little reason for any IDA Pro user to not pick up The IDA Pro Book."
-- , Midwest Book Review
"If you'd like to learn how to use IDA efficiently, how to tailor it to your needs and automate your static analysis tasks, this is your book."
"With The IDA Pro Book, you'll learn how to turn that mountain of mnemonics into something you can actually use."
-- , (IN) SECURE Magazine
"The IDA Pro Book is the best manual around for getting in touch with every single thing that you are able to do with IDA Pro."
"Apart from being a great source of information and ideas on how to leverage IDA's power, the writing is also particularly solid, with few or no errors, which is a notable exception to many technical books published nowadays."
"...should you buy this book? If you already have (some) RE knowledge and plan on using IDA (even if only the free version), the answer is a resounding yes."
"The book is highly recommended to both beginners and intermediate/advanced users and professionals, and definitely it is a dense (like the tool it covers) but very easy to read book that becomes a reference in your bookshelves the minute it reaches your hands."
-- , RaDaJo