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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)

Notes about source code

Go source code files should have the .go extension. The source code of Go files is encoded in UTF-8 Unicode. This means that you can use any Unicode characters in your code, like hardcoding Japanese characters in a string.

Semicolons are optional at the end of a line and typically omitted. Semicolons are only required when separating multiple statements or expressions on a single line.

Go does have a code formatting standard which can easily be adhered to by running go fmt on source code files. The code formatting should be followed, but it is not strictly enforced by the compiler the way Python requires exact formatting to execute properly.