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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

Hacking iOS

Now that we've covered hacking Android, let's discuss the process of hacking iOS and its products.

The Apple architecture

Apple is unique, but like Android, it has several different layers.

iPhone Operating System (iOS) is the platform Apple uses for iPhones, iPads, iPods, and other iDevices. It is an integrated system. Apple does not allow iOS to be implemented on non-Apple devices. iOS is simply an intermediary between the hardware and applications.

Applications are not supposed to try to access hardware directly. Instead, they go through several different layers of the architecture.

The core OS

The system level involves the kernel environment, the drivers, and low-level Unix interfaces of the operating system. iOS provides a set of interfaces for accessing many of the features of the operating systems. When folks create applications, those features are handled through the libSystem library. The interfaces are C-based, which gives us the...