This course is about more advanced techniques in Malware Development. This course builds on what you have learned in Malware Development and Reverse Engineering 1: The Basics, by extending your development skills with:
advanced function obfuscation by implementing customized API calls
more advanced code injection techniques
advanced DLL injection techniques
understanding how reflective binaries work and building custom reflective DLLs
hijacking and camouflaging trojan shellcodes inside legitimate running processes
memory hooking to subvert the normal flow of a running process
exploiting the vulnerability in 32- and 64-bit process migrations
hooking the Import AddressTables (IAT) to replace it with your own functions
using inter process communication to control execution of multiple trojan processes
hooking API calls and replacing them with your own customized function
implementing DLL injection and API hooking to sniff and capture disk encryption passwords
advanced AV evasion and obfuscation techniques
You will learn first-hand from a Malware Developers’ perspective what windows API functions are commonly used in malware and finally have a deeper understanding of malware so that you will have enhanced skills when doing malware analysis later.
Build programs that simulate Windows Trojans and Reverse Engineer them.
This will make you a better Reverse Engineer and Malware Analyst and also Penetration Tester.
The best way to understand malware is to be a Malware Developer.
Some topics will contain two parts: programming and reversing.
In the programming parts we will be writing programs that simulate trojan behavior by using API functions typically found in malware.
In the final section, there will be a Lab Project, where you will combine all the knowledge you learn to create a trojan that can survive a reboot and sniff for a disk encryption password and capture it to a file.
Everything is highly practical. No boring theory or lectures. More like walk-throughs which you can replicate and follow along.
By the end of this course, you will have the basic skills to better understand how Malware works from the programmers’ point of view. This knowledge and skills are suitable for those aspiring to be Red Teamers. Even if you have no intention of creating malware, the insider knowledge and skills you gain from this course will make you a better security professional.
Also, having practical knowledge of malware development will give you a better understanding of how to reverse engineer malware. By the end of this course, you would have gained a solid foundation for understanding how hackers can exploit windows API to inject malicious code into other processes.
Reverse Engineering and Malware Analysis Students
Programmers who want to know how Malware is created
Students planning on entering Malware Analysis and Reverse Engineering, or Penetration Testers as a Career Path
Penetration Testers and Ethical Hackers
- Windows PC
- Basic C Language
- Preferably already Completed Malware Development and Reverse Engineering 1: The Basics
Who this course is for:
- Reverse Engineering and Malware Analysis Students
- Programmers who want to know how Malware is created
- Students planning on entering Malware Analysis and Reverse Engineering or Penetration Testers as a Career Path
- Penetration Testers and Ethical Hackers
Last Updated 10/2021