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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)

Social Engineering

Social engineering is when an attacker manipulates or tricks a victim into performing an action or providing private information. This is often done by impersonating a trusted person, creating a sense of urgency, or creating a false pretext to push the victim to act. The action may be as simple as divulging information, or more complex like downloading and executing malware.

We cover honeypots in this chapter, even though they are sometimes intended to trick bots and not humans. The goal is to intentionally deceive, which is the core of social engineering. We provide basic honeypot examples including TCP and HTTP honeypots.

There are many other types of social engineering that are not covered in this book. This includes physical or in-person situations, such as tailgating and pretending to be a maintenance worker, as well as other digital and remote methods...