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Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) v12 312-50 Exam Guide

By : Dale Meredith
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Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) v12 312-50 Exam Guide

By: Dale Meredith

Overview of this book

With cyber threats continually evolving, understanding the trends and using the tools deployed by attackers to determine vulnerabilities in your system can help secure your applications, networks, and devices. To outmatch attacks, developing an attacker's mindset is a necessary skill, which you can hone with the help of this cybersecurity book. This study guide takes a step-by-step approach to helping you cover all the exam objectives using plenty of examples and hands-on activities. You'll start by gaining insights into the different elements of InfoSec and a thorough understanding of ethical hacking terms and concepts. You'll then learn about various vectors, including network-based vectors, software-based vectors, mobile devices, wireless networks, and IoT devices. The book also explores attacks on emerging technologies such as the cloud, IoT, web apps, and servers and examines prominent tools and techniques used by hackers. Finally, you'll be ready to take mock tests, which will help you test your understanding of all the topics covered in the book. By the end of this book, you'll have obtained the information necessary to take the 312-50 exam and become a CEH v11 certified ethical hacker.
Table of Contents (23 chapters)
Section 1: Where Every Hacker Starts
Section 2: A Plethora of Attack Vectors
Section 3: Cloud, Apps, and IoT Attacks
Chapter 17: CEH Exam Practice Questions

Methodology of wireless hacking

Believe it or not, there is a methodology when it comes to hacking wireless networks.

Step 1: Wi-Fi discovery

This is the first step in the methodology of hacking wireless networks. We always look at this the same way we do with standard networks—that we need to first see what's going on around the environment itself. If you remember, one of the first steps is the process of footprinting or reconnaissance. All we're doing is looking around.

I like to refer to this process as a looky-loo. If you're not familiar with that term, I'll give you a description. In my state it just so happens if you're driving down the freeway and there's an accident on the other side and you can't see it, you're required to slow down and see if you can see what's going on, thereby slowing down traffic on the opposite side, which is nothing but totally frustrating and creates some road rage. We refer to those folks...