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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 discussed the five phases of system hacking. In Phase 1, we covered how to gain access to the system. Once we understand the system and which services are running, we need to find out what the username and password are. We also discussed the various ways to crack passwords. Phase 2 discussed escalating privileges. We can either escalate the privilege of an account we create or take an account that already exists. In Phase 3, we discussed how to maintain access by launching applications and tools that will allow you to continue your attack from inside the system and allow you to can get back in more easily. Phase 4 discussed the various ways of hiding our tools. This allows us to hide information or anything we may want to use in our attack. Phase 5 discussed covering our tracks and how we do that. It covered how to disable auditing, allowing you to accomplish the purposes of your hacking, and then how to enable auditing and get back out of the system undetected...