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Commonly Exploited Services

Commonly Exploited Services

Commonly Exploited Services: The Windows OS is popular with both users and attackers for various reasons, but for now let’s focus on attackers and what they exploit. Windows has long been known for running number services by default, each of which opens up a can of worms for a defender …

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Services and Ports of Interest

Services and Ports of Interest

Services and Ports of Interest: As we wade into the enumeration phase, let’s make sure you understand more details about ports. You should expect during your scanning phase to uncover a number of ports, some of which may be useful to you for enumeration and other less so. Here are …

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Location and Geography

Location and Geography

Location and Geography: Not to be overlooked or underestimated in value is any information pertaining to the physical location of offices and personnel. You should seek this information during the Footprinting process because it can yield other key details that you may find useful in later stages, including physical penetrations. …

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Terminology in Footprinting

Terminology in Footprinting

Terminology in Footprinting: In this section you will learn definitions that may appear on the CEH v10 (Certified Ethical Hacking) exam.   Open Source and Passive Information Gathering As far as intelligence gathering goes, open source or passive information gathering is the least aggressive, basically, the process relies on obtaining …

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Secure Sockets Layer

Secure Sockets Layer

Secure Sockets Layer: Another important mechanism for securing information is Secure Sockets Layer (SSL). The SSL protocol was developed by Netscape in the mid-1990s and rapidly became a standard mechanism for exchanging data securely over insecure channels such as the Internet. NOTE: SSL is supported by all modern browsers and …

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Hacking: Current Developments

Hacking: Current Developments

Current Developments: In the early 2000s, more malicious activity started to appear in the form of more advanced attacks. In the first few years of the new millennium, the aggressiveness of attacks increased, with many attacks criminally motivated. Malicious attacks that have occurred include the following (although there are many …

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So, What is an Ethical Hacker?

So, What is an Ethical Hacker?

What is an Ethical Hacker: When you explore this blog and the tools it has to offer, you are learning the skills of the hacker. But we can’t leave it at that, because you need to be an ethical hacker, so let’s explore what that means. Ethical hackers are employed …

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Reporting a Security Incident

Reporting a Security Incident

Reporting a Security Incident: Once an incident has been responded to and a team has gotten involved to assess the damage and start the cleanup, the required parties will need to be informed. These parties be will responsible for getting the ball rolling whether it is legal action, an investigative …

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