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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)


Having reading this chapter, you should now understand the basic concepts of host discovery and enumeration. You should be able to explain them at a high level and provide a basic example of each concept.

First, we discussed raw TCP sockets with an example of a simple server and client. These examples aren't incredibly useful by themselves, but they are the template for building tools that perform custom interactions with services. This will be helpful when trying to fingerprint an unidentified service.

You should now know how to run a simple port scan, and why you might want to run a port scan. You should understand how to use a TCP proxy and what benefits it offers. You should understand how banner grabbing works and why it is a useful method for gathering information.

There are numerous other forms of enumeration. With web applications, you can enumerate usernames...