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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)

Sending phishing emails with SMTP

Phishing is the process in which an attacker tries to obtain sensitive information via a fake email or some other form of communication designed to look like a legitimate email from a trusted source.

Phishing is often done via email, but can also be done over the phone, on social media, or via text messages. We are focusing on the email method. Phishing can be done on a large scale, where a generic email is sent out to a large number of recipients hoping someone will take the bait. The Nigerian prince email scam was a popular phishing campaign. Other emails offering incentives are popular and work relatively well, such as offering an iPhone giveaway or a gift card if they participate and follow the link you provided and logging in with their credentials. Phishing emails also often mimic legitimate senders using real signatures and company logos...