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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)

Classes

Go technically does not have classes, but there are only a few subtle distinctions that keep it from being called an object-oriented language. Conceptually, I do consider it an object-oriented programming language, though it only supports the most basic features of an object-oriented language. It does not come with all of the features many people have come to associate with object-oriented programming, such as inheritance and polymorphism, which are replaced with other features such as embedded types and interfaces. Perhaps you could call it a microclass system, because it is a minimalistic implementation with none of the extra features or baggage, depending on your perspective.

Throughout this book, the terms object and class may be used to illustrate a point using familiar terms, but be aware that these are not formal terms in Go. A type definition in combination with...