Reverse Engineering with Radare 2

Reverse Engineering with Radare 2

Harness the Power of the Open-Source Radare2 for Your Reverse Engineering Projects

What you’ll learn

  • How to use Radare 2 to reverse engineer binaries.
  • Disassembling binaries.
  • Navigating in the binary.
  • Debugging executables.
  • Patching executables.


  • Basic understanding of assembly.
  • Basic understanding of the linux terminal


In this course we will learn about the Radare 2 reverse engineering framework. It is an open source free alternative to IDA Pro. I started to work with it because I think nobody will buy IDA Pro unless it is paid by your employer. Radare 2 is a perfect free alternative, its only disadvantage is that it could be hard to start using it. This is where this course comes in. My goal was to get you over the hard part as fast as possible. So that you can get comfortable with Radare 2.

These are the things you will learn in this course:

  • Setting up Radare
  • Understanding its syntax
  • Understanding its config
  • Information gathering about the binary
  • Navigation in the binary
  • Cross references
  • Run-time debugging
  • Patching the binary

However there are a few things that are not goals of this course:

  • We are going to focus on the tool and not on assembly, so this is not an assembly course. You can follow along without understanding everything in assembly and that is fine, but don’t expect that you can learn assembly in a few hours.
  • We will learn some reverse engineering techniques but it is not our goal to learn everything.

However what you are definitely will learn is how to use Radare 2, and after this course if you need to analyse a binary you will be able to pull out radare from your sleeves anytime you need it.

All exercises are hand-on, so you are expected to repeat the exercises yourself. I have done quite a lot of trainings myself, live or online, and I can tell you that without practicing they won’t stick. This is a really practical training so I encourage you to try everything yourself, because just watching the videos will only give you the illusion that you learnt something, 80% of the learning happens when you do the exercises.

Who this course is for:

  • People who already know basic reverse engineering and want to learn how Radare2.
  • Hackers looking for a free tool instead of IDA Pro.

The course was a little short, as Radare2 is a very extensive program with many options that could have been explored. It covers the basics and gets you on your feet and running. If you are looking for an introductory course in using Radare2 then this is the course for you. If you looking for a course on assembly or one that concentrates on reverse engineering, this is not the course you are looking for. This is one of the few courses where I didn’t have to increase the playback speed 🙂

Course content

3 sections • 16 lectures • 2h 10m total length
  • Preparation
  • Reversing with Radare2
  • What is next?
Created by: Geri Revay Penetration Tester/ Ethical Hacker
Last updated 3/2019
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