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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


In this chapter, we started with an overview of reconnaissance, learning how attackers gather information about a target to know when and how to strike. From identifying the machine, they need to target the domains in use, the network blocks in place, and the IP addresses to go after. We looked at passive reconnaissance, active reconnaissance, anonymous reconnaissance, and pseudonymous reconnaissance.

We also covered the goals of reconnaissance – to find out what attackers are looking for (system and network information, the target's standard technical practices, and their organizational information).

Then, we delved into search engines as one of the four ways attackers gather information. A simple search often displays loads of information people have no control over. We discussed how the target's website, free giveaways, and what employees say help attackers during the initial search. After that, we turned our attention to Google hacking, Google operators...