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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)

Brute Force

Brute force attacks, also called exhaustive key attacks, are when you try every possible combination for an input until you eventually get the right combination. The most common example is brute forcing passwords. You can try every combination of characters, letters, and symbols, or you could use a dictionary list as a base for passwords. You can find dictionaries and prebuilt word lists based on common passwords online or you can create your own.

There are different types of brute force password attacks. There are online attacks such as trying to log in to a website or database repeatedly. Online attacks are much slower due to network latency and bandwidth limitations. Services may also rate limit or lockout accounts after too many failed attempts. On the other hand, there are also offline attacks. An example of an offline attack is when you have a database dump full...