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Saturday, December 12, 2009

BIOS Disassembly Ninjutsu Uncovered 2nd Edition is in the works!

I've just signed up with No Starch Press. And after discussing the last state of the original book, I decided to just go ahead and make a new edition because I considered the coverage in todays bus protocol implementation in the original book lacking so much. I will try to give enough coverage on HyperTransport and PCI Express. QPI will have a section devoted for it but probably not too deep because I don't have its in-depth technical documentation at the moment. Probably the coverage on UEFI/TianoCore won't be sufficient in the new edition due to lack of time to explore the subject. The current schedule is very tight. I planned to switch the discussion in BIOS reversing more toward AMIBIOS because it has been more widespread recently. Of course Award BIOS will have its place as well. If you have any ideas, please drop it in the comment section. I'd like to hear about it.
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Anonymous said...

That's great news!
Personally I'd be interested in seeing SMM mode (and SMI handlers) related stuff, laptop BIOSes in particular.

Looking forward for the release :)


Darmawan Salihun said...

Ah, I forgot to mention that. I'll talk about SMM code in the book as well. It's a very late night post ;-)

Igor Skochinsky said...

Glad to hear it worked out. I hope you'll send me a copy as my referral fee :)

Darmawan Salihun said...

Better yet. Hopefully, we can meet in person and I will give you the free copy ;-)

Genius said...

Great, personally due to the stuffs that I'm interested and working on Firmware modification and reversing for rootkits surely I'm one of your followers in this great book .

Anonymous said...

Why do you even need a publisher? Self-publish. Everyone will buy anyway: it's a specialist book and everyone knows of the first edition.