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Security with Go

By : John Daniel Leon
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Security with Go

By: John Daniel Leon

Overview of this book

Go is becoming more and more popular as a language for security experts. Its wide use in server and cloud environments, its speed and ease of use, and its evident capabilities for data analysis, have made it a prime choice for developers who need to think about security. Security with Go is the first Golang security book, and it is useful for both blue team and red team applications. With this book, you will learn how to write secure software, monitor your systems, secure your data, attack systems, and extract information. Defensive topics include cryptography, forensics, packet capturing, and building secure web applications. Offensive topics include brute force, port scanning, packet injection, web scraping, social engineering, and post exploitation techniques.
Table of Contents (15 chapters)

Web Scraping

Information gathering from the web can be useful for many situations. Websites can provide a wealth of information. The information can be used to help when performing a social engineering attack or a phishing attack. You can find names and emails for potential targets, or collect keywords and headers that can help to quickly understand the topic or business of a website. You can also potentially learn the location of the business, find images and documents, and analyze other aspects of a website using web scraping techniques.

Learning about the target allows you to create a believable pretext. Pretexting is a common technique attackers use to trick an unsuspecting victim into complying with a request that compromises the user, their account, or their machine in some kind of way. For example, someone researches a company and finds out that it is a large company with...