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Teaches you exactly how program memory content and organization is vital for computer security, especially Unix-like operating systems. You will learn how it is manipulated to take control of a computer system, as well as the countermeasures that system designers set up to avoid this. Neither a guide for hackers nor an all-out theory book, this book is ideal for anyone studying computer security who wants to learn by doing.
Using a practical approach, you will understand how stack frames relate to hardware and software theory and the various GNU/Linux distributions, before moving on to Base 2, 8 and 16 notations, executables and libraries. Lastly you will go in-depth to understand the intricacies of stack frames. A vital resource for all computer security students and enthusiasts, add Stack Frames: A Look Inside to your library today.
What You Will Learn
- Â In-depth knowledge on activation records of functions, and how this information can be used.
- A better understanding on how conventions used by compilers work.
- Clarify some concepts on libraries and their relationship with executable programs.
- Get, or recall, technical skills using compilers, debuggers, and other tools.