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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

The vulnerabilities of web APIs, web shells, and webhooks

It is important to understand and be familiar with the vulnerabilities of web APIs, web shells, and webhooks. Recognizing best practices will help you provide greater security.

Web APIs

One of the most important parts of a website is its web application programming interface (API). The API takes data from a server and makes it compatible with another server. This way, other programs can read the information that would otherwise be difficult to access. With the help of an API, computer applications can perform actions on websites, such as posting comments. However, the API must be secure and not vulnerable to security concerns such as XSS.

Some of the most popular APIs are as follows:

  • SOAP API: This is a standard that's used by Microsoft and uses the Web Services Description Language (WSDL). WSDL is an XML language that contains information about how to communicate with a web server.
  • REST API: REST stands...