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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)

Forensics

Forensics is the gathering of evidence to detect a crime. Digital forensics refers simply looking for digital evidence and includes locating anomalous files that may contain relevant information, searching for hidden data, figuring out when a file was last modified, figuring out who sent an email, hashing files, gathering information about an attacking IP, or capturing network communication.

In addition to forensics, this chapter will cover a basic example of steganography—the hiding of archives inside images. Steganography is a trick employed to hide information within other information so that it is not easily found.

Hashing, while relevant to forensics, is covered in Chapter 6, Cryptography, and packet capturing is covered in Chapter 5, Packet Capturing and Injection. You will find examples that could be useful to forensic investigators throughout all the chapters...