Certified Ethical Hacker v10 – Multiple Choice Questions with Answers – Part 2


A hacker is an intelligent individual with excellent computer skills and the ability to explore a computer’s software and hardware without the owner’s permission. Their intention can either be to simply gain knowledge or to illegally make changes. Which of the following class of hacker refers to an individual who works both offensively and defensively at various times?

A. White Hat
B. Suicide Hacker
C. Gray Hat
D. Black Hat

Correct Answer: C


Websites and web portals that provide web services commonly use the Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP). Which of the following is an incorrect definition or characteristics of the protocol?

A. Based on XML
B. Only compatible with the application protocol HTTP
C. Exchanges data between web services
D. Provides a structured model for messaging

Correct Answer: B


You have gained physical access to a Windows 2008 R2 server which has an accessible disc drive. When you attempt to boot the server and log in, you are unable to guess the password. In your toolkit, you have an Ubuntu 9.10 Linux LiveCD. Which Linux-based tool can change any user’s password or activate disabled Windows accounts?

A. John the Ripper
D. Cain & Abel

Correct Answer: C


What type of vulnerability/attack is it when the malicious person forces the user’s browser to send an authenticated request to a server?

A. Cross-site request forgery
B. Cross-site scripting
C. Session hijacking
D. Server side request forgery

Correct Answer: A


From the following table, identify the wrong answer in terms of Range (ft).

A. 802.11b
B. 802.11g
C. 802.16(WiMax)
D. 802.11a

Correct Answer: D


What would you enter, if you wanted to perform a stealth scan using Nmap?

A. nmap -sU
B. nmap -sS
C. nmap -sM
D. nmap -sT

Correct Answer: B


You are doing an internal security audit and intend to find out what ports are open on all the servers. What is the best way to find out?

A. Scan servers with Nmap
B. Scan servers with MBSA
C. Telnet to every port on each server
D. Physically go to each server

Correct Answer: A


Steve, a scientist who works in a governmental security agency, developed a technological solution to identify people based on walking patterns and implemented this approach to a physical control access. A camera captures people walking and identifies the individuals using Steve’s approach. After that, people must approximate their RFID badges. Both the identifications are required to open the door. In this case, we can say:

A. Although the approach has two phases, it actually implements just one authentication factor
B. The solution implements the two authentication factors: physical object and physical characteristic
C. The solution will have a high level of false positives
D. Biological motion cannot be used to identify people

Correct Answer: B


Which Intrusion Detection System is the best applicable for large environments where critical assets on the network need extra scrutiny and is ideal for observing sensitive network segments?

A. Honeypots
B. Firewalls
C. Network-based intrusion detection system (NIDS)
D. Host-based intrusion detection system (HIDS)

Correct Answer: C


Which of the following is a serious vulnerability in the popular OpenSSL cryptographic software library? This weakness allows stealing the information protected, under normal conditions, by the SSL/TLS encryption used to secure the Internet.

A. SSL/TLS Renegotiation Vulnerability
B. Shellshock
C. Heartbleed Bug

Correct Answer: C


Which protocol is used for setting up secure channels between two devices, typically in VPNs?


Correct Answer: B


Which of the following Secure Hashing Algorithm (SHA) produces a 160-bit digest from a message with a maximum length of (264-1) bits and resembles the MD5 algorithm?

A. SHA-2
B. SHA-3
C. SHA-1
D. SHA-0

Correct Answer: C


When does the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS) require organizations to perform external and internal penetration testing?

A. At least twice a year or after any significant upgrade or modification
B. At least once a year and after any significant upgrade or modification
C. At least once every two years and after any significant upgrade or modification
D. At least once every three years or after any significant upgrade or modification

Correct Answer: B


If a tester is attempting to ping a target that exists but receives no response or a response that states the destination is unreachable, ICMP may be disabled and the network may be using TCP. Which other option could the tester use to get a response from a host using TCP?

A. Traceroute
B. Hping
C. TCP ping
D. Broadcast ping

Correct Answer: B


Which of the following types of jailbreaking allows user-level access but does not allow iboot-level access?

A. Bootrom Exploit
B. iBoot Exploit
C. Sandbox Exploit
D. Userland Exploit

Correct Answer: D


What is not a PCI compliance recommendation?

A. Use a firewall between the public network and the payment card data.
B. Use encryption to protect all transmission of card holder data over any public network.
C. Rotate employees handling credit card transactions on a yearly basis to different departments.
D. Limit access to card holder data to as few individuals as possible.

Correct Answer: C


The “white box testing” methodology enforces what kind of restriction?

A. Only the internal operation of a system is known to the tester.
B. The internal operation of a system is completely known to the tester.
C. The internal operation of a system is only partly accessible to the tester.
D. Only the external operation of a system is accessible to the tester.

Correct Answer: B


Identify the web application attack where the attackers exploit vulnerabilities in dynamically generated web pages to inject client-side script into web pages viewed by other users.

A. SQL injection attack
B. Cross-Site Scripting (XSS)
C. LDAP Injection attack
D. Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF)

Correct Answer: B


This tool is an 802.11 WEP and WPA-PSK keys cracking program that can recover keys once enough data packets have been captured. It implements the standard FMS attack along with some optimizations like KoreK attacks, as well as the PTW attack, thus making the attack much faster compared to other WEP cracking tools. Which of the following tools is being described?

A. wificracker
B. Airguard
C. WLAN-crack
D. Aircrack-ng

Correct Answer: D


The following is part of a log file taken from the machine on the network with the IP address of What type of activity has been logged?

A. Teardrop attack targeting
B. Denial of service attack targeting
C. Port scan targeting
D. Port scan targeting

Correct Answer: C


You are attempting to run an Nmap port scan on a web server. Which of the following commands would result in a scan of common ports with the least amount of noise in order to evade IDS?

A. nmap -A – Pn
B. nmap -sP -p-65535 -T5
C. nmap -sT -O -T0
D. nmap -A –host-timeout 99 -T1

Correct Answer: C


Bob, your senior colleague, has sent you a mail regarding aa deal with one of the clients. You are requested to accept the offer and you oblige. After 2 days, Bob denies that he had ever sent a mail. What do you want to “know” to prove yourself that it was Bob who had send a mail?

A. Confidentiality
B. Integrity
C. Non-Repudiation
D. Authentication

Correct Answer: C


What is attempting an injection attack on a web server based on responses to True/False questions called?

A. DMS-specific SQLi
B. Compound SQLi
C. Blind SQLi
D. Classic SQLi

Correct Answer: C

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