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Old 02-26-2009, 10:30
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You also need to read up on the operation of various debuggers. For example, OllyDbg is a "ring 3" debugger, while some of the older debuggers , such a Softice and WinDbg, are "ring 0". You need to understand the difference and a quick search on google should suggest to you the difference. Softice is/was a great debugger, but has issues with the newer operating systems.

Bear in mind that "technical terms" actually are important to use correctly. For example, IDA Pro is not actually a "debugger." Technically it is a "disassembler" which can map and permit one to explore the flow of the code. It actually has it's own debugger included with some of the versions, but generally it is not yet considered to be as good as some of the other stand alone "debuggers".

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