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CEH v10 Certified Ethical Hacker Study Guide

By : Ric Messier
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CEH v10 Certified Ethical Hacker Study Guide

By: Ric Messier

Overview of this book

As protecting information becomes a rapidly growing concern for today’s businesses, certifications in IT security have become highly desirable, even as the number of certifications has grown. Now you can set yourself apart with the Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH v10) certification. The CEH v10 Certified Ethical Hacker Study Guide offers a comprehensive overview of the CEH certification requirements using concise and easy-to-follow instructions. Chapters are organized by exam objective, with a handy section that maps each objective to its corresponding chapter, so you can keep a track of your progress. The text provides thorough coverage of all topics, along with challenging chapter review questions and Exam Essentials, a key feature that identifies critical study areas. Subjects include intrusion detection, DDoS attacks, buffer overflows, virus creation, and more. This study guide goes beyond test prep, providing practical hands-on exercises to reinforce vital skills and real-world scenarios that put what you’ve learned into the context of actual job roles. By the end of the book, you’ll have all the information and knowledge you need to pass this test with flying colors
Table of Contents (23 chapters)
Free Chapter
About the Author
Assessment Test
Answers to Assessment Test
Comprehensive Online Learning Environment
End User License Agreement

Antivirus Solutions

Antivirus is going to be the bane of existence for anyone writing malware. Fortunately, it’s not all that hard to fool antivirus if the malware author wants to put in a little effort. Keep in mind that antivirus typically uses known properties of malware to identify it. This may be a hash of the malware. To generate a different hash, the malware just needs to change a single byte. That single byte change will result in a completely different hash. Malware can use a number of techniques to get around antivirus. First, any new malware won’t be identified because there isn’t a signature for it until it has been analyzed and the signature has been added to the database for the antivirus software.

Sometimes, malware can be polymorphic. This means it has many shapes. The program essentially rewrites itself as it propagates, making minor modifications as it goes. This means each copy could look different. This would require the malware to make alterations...