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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)

Steganography

Steganography is the practice of hiding a message inside a nonsecret message. It is not to be confused with stenography, the practice of taking diction, like a court reporter who transcribes the spoken words during a trial. Steganography goes back in history a long time, and an old-fashioned example is sewing in morse code messages in the stitching of clothing items.

In the digital world, people can hide any type of binary data inside an image, audio, or video file. The quality of the original may or may not suffer from this process. Some images can maintain their original integrity fully, but they have extra data hidden from plain sight in the form of a .zip or .rar archive. Some steganography algorithms are complex and hide the original binary data in the single lowest bit of each byte, only denigrating the original quality slightly. Other steganography algorithms...