The Art Of Unpacking presented at Blackhat USA 2007

by Mark Vincent Yason,

Tags: Security

Summary : Unpacking is an art—it is a mental
challenge and is one of the most exciting mind games in the reverse
engineering field. In some cases, the reverser needs to know the
internals of the operating system in order to identify or solve very
difficult anti-reversing tricks employed by packers/protectors, patience
and cleverness are also major factors in a successful unpack. This
challenge involves researchers creating the packers and on the other
side, the researchers that are determined to bypass these protections.