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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

Google hacking

Note that when I say Google hacking, I'm not referring to trying to hack the Google servers.

First and foremost, you need to understand how Google works. Normally, what happens is you type in something such as how to raise baby ducks. Google quickly responds with sites telling you how to raise baby ducks.

Now, how does Google do this? Their servers are designed to go out and look at every single website that's out there, even if it's a little blog site. Their servers crawl through the entire internet and index what it finds. Crawling is the process of going through and making a note of every page and word on that page; all those words are then indexed, which is how Google can pull up random websites about ducks.

There are some limits to Google. I know you're saying, Dale, say it's not so. Google has no limits. Well, it does. The limit is 32 words in a Google query.

We're going to be taking advantage of the Advanced Search section...