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I'm by no means an expert but these are some of the links/books I've found informative.

Smashing The Stack For Fun And Profit [1] Reversing: Secrets of Reverse Engineering [2] The IDA Pro Book [3]

The iOS Hacker's Handbook [4] was interesting as a sort of case study on exploiting and hacking embedded hardware.

Mostly what I've found, though, is just starting with a question and googling the answer yield the most results. For example, see mention of a stack overflow attack google how and why stack overflow attacks work (or don't) and once that side of things is understood the thought process behind finding them becomes easier to understand, although not really easier to do (for me, at least).

[1] http://insecure.org/stf/smashstack.html

[2] http://www.amazon.com/Reversing-Secrets-Engineering-Eldad-Ei...

[3] http://www.amazon.com/IDA-Pro-Book-Unofficial-Disassembler/d...

[4] http://www.amazon.com/iOS-Hackers-Handbook-Charlie-Miller/dp...

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