This Will Cut You: Go's Sharper Edges

A session at QCon London 2017

  • Thomas Shadwell

An expression of function within a software ecosystem is inextricably bound to the lexicon used to express it. I explore how distinct, exploitable misuse patterns arise in software languages, and through example in Go – in particular a quietly prevalent and worryingly effective denial of service attack on Go systems affecting the Go toolchain itself – hope to begin greater discourse on the language's distinct security characteristics.

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QCon London 2017

England England, London

6th10th March 2017

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Date Wed 8th March 2017

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