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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

Attack-vulnerable behaviors

When we think about attack-vulnerable behaviors and what this means, we're talking about the natural, intrinsic feelings and responses of people. These can be exploited by an attacker using the following:

  • Authority: The right to exercise power in an organization is referred to as authority. Attackers take advantage of this by posing as someone of authority in a target organization, such as a technician or an executive, to steal sensitive information.
  • Intimidation: The use of bullying tactics to intimidate a victim into taking multiple actions is referred to as intimidation. It's frequently carried out by impersonating someone else and duping victims into divulging crucial information.
  • Social proof versus consensus: People are frequently willing to like or do things other people enjoy or do, which is known as consensus.

Attackers take advantage of this by building websites and posting fictitious customer testimonials regarding...