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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

Enumerating via defaults

This subject drives me bonkers; it makes me want to pull out my hair, thinking about how naive people are out there. In 2015, CNN released a study showing 90% of the credit card readers out there use the same password. It's the default one – it's either 166816 or z 66816. Now… don't rush to your bank or ATM to see if that password works. That's not our purpose. The point is, there are these types of vulnerabilities.

This is our biggest security issue because defaults exist everywhere. I love the phrase complacency will be your downfall. I know we have tons of devices and technology out there being thrown at us – servers, desktops, routers, tablets, phones, switches, Wi-Fi, and so on. The demand is always there in getting it set up and getting it done fast. Sometimes, we have the issue where devices get deployed with our default passwords or default user accounts. Every device out there has them because you must go...