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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

Phase 3 – Maintaining access and executing applications

Overall, the whole process in this phase is being able to make sure that we can always get back in. Again, from the attacker's perspective, you don't go through all the steps that we've gone through just to say: "Haha, I did it!" and walk away, right? We're also here to see what's going on and to get a clear picture of the system or the target machine. We are also detecting what other information could be available to us that might have been blocked to us before.

Let's say I'm an attacker who's created a piece of software, and I put it out into the wild and it phones home, and one day I see three systems have installed my piece of software. I'll use that software to get back in and then use some additional software to make sure I have an extremely clear understanding of the environment. One of the things I'll be looking for is if they have any type of intrusion...