“And on the third day, God created the Remington bolt-action rifle, so that Man could fight the dinosaurs. And the homosexuals.”

Hello everyone, I am ar3p0, a 16yo cyber geek from IL.

Now that we’re done with introductions it’s time to start talking process. No, not computer processes (well not just yet) but the process of learning! Isn’t it fun? no not really but this is my blog so I make the rules.

I have a basic background in C and OSs (especially linux since I have no friends) and some x86 skills. I tried to learn by myself and become a super-mega-l33t h4x0r (jk) using books, blogs, YouTube – u name it, and though I gained a lot of knowledge I still lack the practical experience, so after a year (or more) break I decided to clean the dust off my laptop (wasn’t that dusty, I do watch porn after all) and start looking for a better path for me.

I came across this site called binary-auditing where a university professor (don’t know who’s the man and where does he teach, it doesn’t say) published a complete guide for the absolute beginners. This guide is forcing you to take a practical approach and get your hands dirty so results are guaranteed for the ones who follow his instructions.

The guide opens with exercises in C++ and in x86 Assembly language, however it does not give you the information needed to complete the exercises so off to a C++ learning website/book whatever gets you going and then it is possible to keep enjoying the guide. The instructor, calling himself “binary-auditor”, does say it is not a requirement to be a C++ nor x86 Assembly expert but some knowledge in these languages could get you very far in the world of reverse engineering; So this time I’m gonna be a good boy and follow the instructions provided by the expert and who knows, maybe someday I’ll be one myself!




On the next post you should expect the following topics:

  • What is reverse engineering and why do I find it interesting?
  • Getting started with C++!


till then,