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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

Vulnerabilities in mobile environments

In addition to the vulnerabilities that we see in our network attacks, cloud attacks, and wireless attacks, there are more vulnerabilities or attack vectors associated with mobile devices than there are with standard desktop environments. Here are some of the other vulnerabilities that affect our mobile world:

  • Apps and app stores: It's important to know where you're getting apps from because as an attacker, I'll take a popular application, recompile it with my malware, and try to redistribute it.
  • Viruses, worms, and rootkits: The malware we deal with in the desktop environment is the same malware we will encounter in the mobile device environment.
  • Data storage: Developers must carefully consider which data will be stored on the smartphone and how it will be secured. A mobile app should avoid storing sensitive information, such as passwords or credit card numbers, on the phone's local filesystem since that...