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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)

Honeypots

Honeypots are fake services you set to catch attackers. You intentionally put a service up with the intention of luring attackers, tricking them into thinking the service is real and contains some kind of sensitive information. Often, the honeypot is disguised to look like an old, outdated, and vulnerable server. Logging or alerts can be attached to the honeypot to quickly identify a potential attacker. Having a honeypot on your internal network may alert you of an attacker before any systems are compromised.

When attackers compromise a machine, they often use the compromised machine to continue enumerating, attacking, and pivoting. If a honeypot on your network detects strange behavior coming from another machine on your network, such as port scans or login attempts, the machine behaving strangely might be compromised.

There are many different kinds of honeypots. It...