Developers are busy, but understanding how to exploit software will help you properly prioritize security critical bugs. This course will teach you basic exploits, shellcoding, and return-oriented programming (ROP).
With developers so overloaded, why should you prioritize security fixes? Because hackers are probably writing exploits against your product right now. You need to learn what that process entails to enable a deeper appreciation for the serious defenses needed. In this course, Security for Hackers and Developers: Exploit Development, you'll learn the ins and outs of how to write basic exploits. First, you'll explore control-flow hijacks such as function and return pointer overwrites. Next, you'll cover how to create and debug shellcode. Finally, you'll discover how to overcome common security mitigations using return-oriented programming (ROP). By the end of this course, you’ll know how to exploit programs with confidence, which gives you the skills to defend software, write exploits, or reverse engineer malware.
Dr. Jared DeMott is the founder of the security company, Vulnerability Discovery & Analysis (VDA) Labs. DeMott is a former NSA security analyst, Microsoft BlueHat Prize winner, and was the CTO and Binary Defense. He's frequently quoted in media, and invited to speak at security events.