Did you know that you can add your own cross-references to the listing? There are even several different methods for that:
- Open xrefs window and press Ins
- Write an IDC script
- Write a plugin
Adding xrefs is very useful if IDA missed some of them and the graph looks ugly. Another benefit is replicated comments.
See a demo below the cut.
Continue reading Adding cross references
We all know that call invokes a function and ret returns to the caller. Alas, nothing is certain in the binary world. The ret instruction is quite often used for short jumps within a function. Among many other improvements in IDA v5.1 there will be a special logic to recognize and mark such pseudo-returns. I was surprised to see this graph and post it here for your amusement:
Continue reading Does ‘return’ come back?