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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)

Summary

Having read this chapter, you should now understand the fundamentals of web scraping, such as performing an HTTP GET request and searching for a string using string matching or regular expressions to find HTML comments, emails, and other keywords. You should also understand how to extract the HTTP headers and set custom headers to set cookies and custom user agent strings. Moreover, you should understand the basic concepts of fingerprinting and have some idea of how to gather information about a web application based on the source code provided.

Having worked through this chapter, you should also understand the basics of using the goquery package to find HTML elements in the DOM in a jQuery style. You should feel comfortable finding links in a web page, finding documents, listing title and headers, finding JavaScript files, and finding the difference between breadth-first...