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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

Employees – the weakest link

Have you ever lost something and it ended up being right in front of you? This usually happens with my glasses. I'll be looking everywhere for them and running around the house saying, "Anybody seen my glasses?" And my wife will turn to me and say, "They're on top of your head."

It's the same concept with different reconnaissance techniques. Some of the data that we gather in the reconnaissance phase is incredibly easy to find. In fact, a lot of the information can be found through online services that we're probably already using:

Figure 3.24 – Online services where information can be gathered

The employee side is where things get scary. For example, if an employee plays games, that may show us their interests and hobbies (not that I think that somebody sits at home with a hammer and crushes candy). This information provides us with a good sense of what people are familiar...