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Advanced Windows exploit development resources

Some resources, links, books, and papers related to mostly Windows Internals and anything Windows kernel related. Mostly talks and videos that I enjoyed watching.

⚠️ These are all resources that I have personally used and gone through

Really important resources

Must watch / read (if you could chose a few) - all time favorites

Windows Rootkits

Talks / video recordings

Articles / papers

Windows kernel mitigations

Talks / video recordings

Articles / papers

General mitigation papers

kASLR

SMEP

CET

Windows kernel shellcode

Articles / papers

Windows kernel exploitation

Talks / video recordings

Articles / papers

Windows kernel GDI exploitation

Talks / video recordings

Articles / papers

Windows kernel Win32k.sys research

Talks / video recordings

Articles / papers

Windows Kernel logic bugs

Talks / video recordings

Articles / papers

Windows kernel driver development

Talks / video recordings

Articles / papers

Windows internals

Talks / video recordings

Articles / papers

Advanced Windows debugging

Talks / video recordings

Articles / papers

0days - APT advanced malware research

Talks / video recordings

Articles / papers

Video game cheating (kernel mode stuff sometimes)

Talks / video recordings

Articles / papers

Hyper-V and VM / sandbox escape

Talks / video recordings

Articles / papers

Fuzzing

Talks / video recordings

Articles / papers

Windows browser exploitation

Talks / video recordings

Favorite books of mine

  • Windows Internals, Part 1 (Pavel Yosifovich, and some others)
  • Windows 10 System Programming, Part 1 (Pavel Yosifovich)
  • Windows 10 System Programming, Part 2 (Pavel Yosifovich)
  • Windows Kernel Programming (Pavel Yosifovich)
  • Rootkits: Subverting the Windows Kernel
  • The Rootkit Arsenal
  • Intel® 64 and IA-32 Architectures Software Developer Manuals

Related certifications and courses

Courses

  • Advanced Windows Exploitation (AWE)
  • Sans 660
  • Sans 760
  • Corelan "Bootcamp" training
  • Corelan "Advanced" training

Certifications

  • Offensive Security Exploitation Expert (OSEE)
  • Giac GXPN

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