Linux Binary Analysis for Ethical Hackers and Pentesters

Master the skills required in Ethical Hacking, Reverse Engineering,Malware Analysis,Exploit Development in this course

4.30 (16 reviews)
Network & Security
Linux Binary Analysis for Ethical Hackers and Pentesters
7 hours
Sep 2022
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What you will learn

This tutorial will teach students the inner working of Binary files ( ELF formats ) and methods used by malware analysts for malware analysis

In this tutorial you will learn about Basics of ELF in Linux UNIX environment. You will learn in depth coverage of binary compilation process of Linux ELF.

You will learn file injection techniques in ELF in Linux OS. You will learn how to do dynamic and static ELF file analysis in linux OS

After taking this course you will feel very confident in the area of malware analysis in linux environment

Why take this course?

🌟 Course Title: Linux Binary Analysis for Ethical Hackers and Pentester

Headline: Master the skills required in Ethical Hacking, Reverse Engineering, Malware Analysis, and Exploit Development with this comprehensive course!

πŸš€ Introduction: Welcome to the world of Ethical Hacking and Cyber Security, where understanding binary analysis, especially on Linux (UNIX) systems, is not just an advantage but a necessity. If you're aiming to delve into the intricacies of reverse engineering, malware analysis, and exploit development, this course is your golden ticket! πŸ›‘οΈπŸ”

Why Take This Course?

  • Foundational Knowledge: Gain a strong grasp of how binary files (ELF) operate within the Linux OS. πŸ“š
  • Real-World Application: Learn to apply your skills to understand malware behavior and functionality. 🧬
  • Hands-On Learning: This course is designed to take you from beginner to expert in binary analysis with real-world scenarios and practical tools. πŸ› οΈ
  • Confidence Builder: Transform your understanding of binary files, making you confident in your ability to analyze and dissect malware. πŸ’ͺ

Course Highlights:

  • Comprehensive Coverage: We'll cover everything from the basics of ELF files to advanced binary analysis techniques. 🌍
  • Hands-On Experience: Engage with interactive exercises and real-world case studies. πŸ‘©β€πŸ’»βœ¨
  • Expert Guidance: Learn from Swapnil Singh, an experienced course instructor who has distilled his expertise into this course. πŸ§‘β€πŸ«
  • Essential Tools and Techniques: Get familiar with the tools and techniques essential for binary analysis, including static and dynamic analysis, behavioral analysis, network traffic analysis, and forensic analysis. πŸ› οΈ

Course Outline:

  1. Introduction to Binary Analysis: Understand what binary analysis is and its importance in the field of cyber security.
  2. ELF File Format Explained: Dive deep into the ELF file format, its structure, and how it's organized. πŸ“„
  3. Static vs. Dynamic Analysis: Learn the difference between static and dynamic analysis and when to use each approach. βš™οΈ
  4. Debugging Techniques: Master the art of debugging within Linux, essential for understanding malware behavior. πŸ”
  5. Reversing Machine Code: Decipher the machine code to understand what instructions the CPU will execute. πŸ–₯️
  6. Building Basic Exploits: Learn how to exploit vulnerabilities in software by developing and executing basic exploits. πŸ’£
  7. Practical Applications and Real-World Case Studies: Apply your knowledge to real-world scenarios, solving challenges and analyzing actual malware samples. 🎯
  8. Ethical Hacking and Compliance: Understand the ethical implications of hacking and ensure compliance with legal standards. πŸ˜οΈβœ–οΈ

Learning Outcomes:

  • Deep Understanding: Acquire an in-depth understanding of binary analysis, particularly with ELF files on Linux systems.
  • Skill Mastery: Become adept at reverse engineering, malware analysis, and exploit development.
  • Practical Proficiency: Develop the skills to analyze binary files effectively and confidently. 🎯
  • Professional Edge: Stand out in the cyber security job market with specialized knowledge in Linux binary analysis for Ethical Hacking. πŸ†

By the end of this course, you will have a robust skill set that equips you to tackle the challenges of the cyber security world. Whether you're looking to advance your career or simply satisfy your curiosity about how systems and malware function, this course is designed to provide you with the knowledge and practical skills you need to succeed. 🌟 Enroll now and take the first step towards becoming a master in Linux Binary Analysis for Ethical Hackers and Pentester!


June 7, 2024
The teacher convinces with first different procedures for analyzing binary files. Now it's time for practical implementation...
March 10, 2023
The instructor is not good at explaining the concepts. For example, in lecture 3 he spends 5 minutes explaining the difference between binary and text files and states the difference is that binaries can be executed and text files cannot. Apparently he is unaware of shared object (.so) binary files which support executable files and equally unaware of scripts, which are executable text files. He should also not recommend executing unknown files without inspecting them first (including text files) to see if they contain a malicious payload. The lectures drag a lot. He is trying to demonstrate techniques on his computer while speaking, and there are frequent lengthy pauses. I have the impression that he just recorded the lectures without scripting what he would say, without rehearsing, and without reviewing them afterward.
January 22, 2023
I did take this course to get a nice explanation as an entry for ELF binaries and it did not disappoint. Apart from the the shown binary injection techniques were very interesting. The instructor is very clear to understand, the course does stick to a nice flow. Last, but not least, he answered my Q&A questions very fast and with detail. Nice work El Profesor. Recommendation: Upload the files to github or as resources, please! Thanks, Berlin



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