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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)


Archives are a file format that stores multiple files. Two of the most common archive formats are tar balls ZIP archives. The Go standard library has both the tar and zip packages. These examples use the ZIP format, but the tar format can easily be interchanged.

Archive (ZIP) files

The following example demonstrates how to create an archive with multiple files inside. The files in the example are hard-coded with only a few bytes, but should be easily adapted to suit other needs:

// This example uses zip but standard library 
// also supports tar archives 
package main 
import ( 
func main() { 
   // Create a file to write the archive buffer...