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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

NetBIOS enumeration

What is NetBIOS? Well, let's put our memory caps on and take a trip down memory lane. NetBIOS has been around for some time and is often mistaken as a protocol. It stands for Network Basic Input Output System, and it's technically a program that allows applications on different systems to talk to each other over LAN.


Some of the things you see, especially when it comes to NetBIOS, might be a little outdated. We'll talk about why we still cover it, why we still talk about it, and why it's relevant today.

It was created by IBM back in the old days. IBM kind of left it behind and Microsoft adopted it. Since then, NetBIOS has become an industry standard. It's used on Ethernet, and if you're old school, it's also used in Token Ring. If you are familiar with Token Ring, I'm not referencing anything about hobbits… NetBIOS is used inside of the options when we are inside Windows. If we go into the network...