around this time last year, I was really interested in packet decryption and was pointed to using a debugger.

I started reading some ASM tutorials, but there were so many things to to understand in a short time and then after a while I gave up.

I'm thinking about going at it again, except this time I wanna be sure that I'm not wasting my time doing some unnecessary things.

So what should I look at?
Posted on 2005-08-09 18:49:11 by abcme
If you want to learn assembly, there's a few things you'll need... an assembler (http://www.flatassembler.net/, http://www.godevtool.com/, http://www.masm32.com). Some reading stuff - I suggest http://www.madwizard.org/dl.php?file=tutors.win32asm , and you might want to peruse http://win32asm.cjb.net as well. A debugger, http://www.ollydbg.de/ , can come in very handy as well.

But as for the "packet decryption" topic, that sounds like something that can't be discussed here, refer to the board rules. Or explain what it is you want to do.
Posted on 2005-08-09 19:21:26 by f0dder
are u from gamehacking forums? haha
Posted on 2005-08-09 19:36:51 by comrade
ahahaha

doh. =\

kk, thx for the info, i'll go from there.

barely anybody replies in gamehacking forums.. =(

is it possible to at least get an overview of the processes packet encryption/decryption goes through?

as for why I wanna learn packet decryption... It seems like a nifty skill to know xD. Certainly not something that I'd abuse, but if it's not allowed here I understand.

o btw, when installing masm32, it has 4 options... which one am I suppose to choose?
Posted on 2005-08-09 19:56:22 by abcme

as for why I wanna learn packet decryption... It seems like a nifty skill to know xD. Certainly not something that I'd abuse, but if it's not allowed here I understand.

Well, it depends on what kind you mean.

Generic stuff like SSL/TLS shouldn't be a problem to discuss here, but decrypting other programs' packets is out-of-bounds, since it requires reverse engineering. That's a path you'll have to tread elsewhere.
Posted on 2005-08-09 20:13:43 by f0dder