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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

After reading this chapter, you should now understand the general concept of social engineering and be able to provide a few examples. You should understand how to interact with the REST APIs using JSON, generate QR codes and base64 encode data, and send emails using SMTP. You should also be able to explain the concept of a honeypot and understand how to implement your own honeypot or extend these examples for your own needs.

What other types of honeypots can you think of? What are the common services that get brute forced or attacked frequently? How can you customize or expand upon the social engineering examples? Can you think of any other services that you can query for information gathering?

In the next chapter, we'll cover post exploitation topics, such as deploying a bind shell, reverse bind shell, or web shells; cross compiling; finding writable files; and...