Need advice for and useful tutorials for OllyDebug

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Need advice for and useful tutorials for OllyDebug

Post by gregorian on Sun Apr 04, 2010 7:59 am
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I've completed Application Missions 1 to 6 using packet sniffers, hex editors and by playing around with OllyDebug. It doesn't appear I can continue any further by using my half baked knowledge so I'm looking for good tutorials on OllyDebug. Google isn't all that friendly and the most useful tutorial I found is on the OllyDebug website itself.

I've done basic programming in assembly before and have studied compiler theory formally so I believe I have the necessary background for doing these challenges. But I feel I've been getting along by fluke. I don't even know the difference between the fifth and the sixth mission since I cracked them both in exactly the same way.

To try to learn to use the debugger, I wrote the hello world program in C and tried to see what the disassembled source code would look like. It was enormous. Much larger than the specialised code I would have written in assembly for achieving the same, but then again the printf function is a general function and not a specialised one. I tried to redo Mission 1 using disassembly with OllyDebug and I couldn't do it, even though the mission is a piece of cake using a hex editor.

I'm interested in knowing how you guys approached this difficult subject as newbies. I've never done anything as challenging as the application missions. Do you have any good resources for learning how to use OllyDebug and how to crack in general? I've found video tutorials online but my bandwidth would make it really slow to watch them.
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Re: Need advice for and useful tutorials for OllyDebug

Post by adsi on Mon May 10, 2010 11:01 am
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i am a complete noob at this and this would be really helpful for me to
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Re: Need advice for and useful tutorials for OllyDebug

Post by milman98 on Mon May 17, 2010 3:31 am
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Try this one if you already havent. I can not say if it is a good site or not for i have not really looked over it but it may help.

http://www.pcdebug.com/debugging/ollydb ... ugins.html
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Re: Need advice for and useful tutorials for OllyDebug

Post by HiPhiSch on Mon Jun 21, 2010 2:52 am
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I learned a lot from Lena's video tutorials (to be found on tuts4you). It's a 40 an introduction to debugging/dissassembling/patching mainly on Olly starting from the very basics and covering advanced techniques like unpacking in the later parts. I am far from being an expert on the topic, but this one was absolutely helpful to me! :)
http://tuts4you.com/download.php?list.17
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