Assembly Language Programming for Reverse Engineering

Understand assembly code and modify exe files to add new functionality using x64dbg
Assembly Language Programming for Reverse Engineering
File Size :
6.61 GB
Total length :
9h 11m



Paul Chin


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Assembly Language Programming for Reverse Engineering

What you’ll learn

Assembly Language Basics
Reverse Engineering
xdbg debugging basics
Modifying programs
Injecting code into exe files
Hollowing out an exe file
CPU registers
Basic Addition
INC, DEC, MUL and DIV instructions
Accessing main memory (RAM)
The Stack
Function Calls
Input and Output Functions
Code Caves
Functions that returns a value
The Flags Register
Compare Instructions
Structured Programming
Signed Operations
and more . . .

Assembly Language Programming for Reverse Engineering


Basic C programming knowledge would be helpful but not necessary
You will learn everything you need to know


If you have been using debuggers to reverse engineer programs but wished you had more understanding of Assembly Language, then this course is for you. We will cover enough assembly language to allow you to understand how to modify exe files to insert your own code or, to modify existing exe files to do things which it was not intended to do.Traditionally, assembly language programming is taught using an assemblers like NASM or FASM. But learning it that way will not give you the skills to understand reverse engineered programs. There is a missing link (knowledge gap) of how to apply your assembly knowledge to modify programs. This course fills that knowledge gap. Instead of using an assembler, we will directly use the x64dbg debugger to learn assembly language. That is right, we will write our own assembly code inside the x64dbg debugger itself.  You will learn Assembly Language from the ground up with zero knowledge as a complete beginner.We will use techniques that allow you to: modify existing codeoverwrite existing code modify memory segments to insert datacreate new functionsexploit code cavesadd new functionality to existing programsand more…This black art is not widely taught and there are no existing courses elsewhere that puts together coherently all the knowledge of assembly and reverse engineering. Mostly what you will find are separate courses on Assembly and Reverse Engineering. Many courses on Reverse Engineering don’t cover the background assembly language from a software hacker’s perspective. And almost all Assembly Language courses teach you how to write programs from scratch, instead of how to modify existing programs to add new functionality with your own code using a debugger like x64dbg.The knowledge you gain will be your added advantage either as a security researcher, or, malware analyst, or student of software security. It will also benefit programmers who want to know how programs run internally and how to extend program functionality if you do not have the source code.Go ahead and enroll now and I will see you inside!


Section 1: Introduction

Lecture 1 Installing the tools

Lecture 2 Binary and Hexadecimal Number Systems

Section 2: Basic Skills

Lecture 3 Introduction to xdbg debugger

Lecture 4 Debugger Stepping Basics

Lecture 5 How to hollow out an exe file

Section 3: Registers

Lecture 6 Introduction to CPU registers

Lecture 7 The MOV Instruction

Section 4: Basic Addition

Lecture 8 Addition using full registers

Lecture 9 Addition of partial registers

Lecture 10 Subtraction

Section 5: INC, DEC, MUL and DIV instructions

Lecture 11 INC and DEC Instructions

Lecture 12 MUL Instructions

Lecture 13 DIV Instructions

Lecture 14 DIV Exercises

Section 6: Accessing main memory (RAM)

Lecture 15 Register to memory and memory to register

Lecture 16 MOV to memory and direct memory patching techniques

Lecture 17 Memory Exercise

Section 7: The Stack

Lecture 18 Pushing register values to the stack

Lecture 19 Popping stack values to registers

Lecture 20 How to push Constants and Strings to the Stack

Section 8: Function calls

Lecture 21 Introduction to function calls

Lecture 22 Function call with 2 parameters

Lecture 23 Exercise: Function calls with 2 parameters

Lecture 24 Exercise: Function calls with 3 parameters

Section 9: Input and Output functions

Lecture 25 Intro to input output in assembly

Lecture 26 How to read in numbers and output it again

Lecture 27 How to read in strings and output it back to user

Section 10: Code Caves

Lecture 28 Introduction to Code Caves

Lecture 29 A simple code cave

Lecture 30 Code Cave Hello

Lecture 31 Exercise: Get Firstname, Lastname

Section 11: Calculator Project

Lecture 32 Project description

Lecture 33 Designing the solution

Lecture 34 Coding the calculator

Section 12: Functions that returns a value

Lecture 35 Introduction to functions that returns a value

Lecture 36 Exercise on strlen() function

Section 13: The Flags Register

Lecture 37 Intro to the Flags Register and the ZF flag

Lecture 38 The SF Flag

Lecture 39 The CF Flag

Lecture 40 The OF Flag

Lecture 41 Which flag to look: OF or CF?

Section 14: Jumps

Lecture 42 Introduction to Jumps and JZ

Lecture 43 JNZ jump

Lecture 44 JZ Loops

Lecture 45 JNZ Loops

Lecture 46 Other conditional jumps

Section 15: CMP instructions

Lecture 47 Introduction to compare instructions

Lecture 48 Practical on the CMP instructions

Lecture 49 Comparing unsigned and signed numbers

Section 16: Structured Programming

Lecture 50 Introduction to Structured Programming and If-Else Statements

Lecture 51 For Loops

Lecture 52 While Loops

Lecture 53 Break out of Loops

Lecture 54 Graph view, Trace Animate and Principles of Jumps

Section 17: Signed Operations

Lecture 55 NEG instruction

Lecture 56 Signed and Unsigned Extensions

Lecture 57 Practical on signed and unsigned extensions

Lecture 58 Converting Bytes and Words Using CBW and CWDE

Lecture 59 Converting Bytes and Words Using CWD and CDQ

Section 18: Resources for further study

Lecture 60 Bonus Lecture

Security researchers and students,Reverse Engineers,Anyone interested to learn Assembly Language from a software hacker’s perspective

Course Information:

Udemy | English | 9h 11m | 6.61 GB
Created by: Paul Chin

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