Wednesday, February 1, 2017

How to check if a computer has a TPM chip

One method to check if a computer has a TPM (Trusted Platform Module) chip present, launch tpm.msc with elevated privileges.  It is possible that the TPM chip has been disabled within the BIOS/UEFI setup.




OWASP VBScan (vBulletin Vulnerability Scanner) is an open-source project in Perl programming language to detect VBulletin CMS vulnerabilities and analyze them.


IVRE is an open-source framework for network recon, written in Python with a MongoDB backend. 

IVRE is a network reconnaissance framework that includes:

  • Passive recon features (via flow analysis coming from Bro or Nfdump
  • Fingerprinting analysis
  • Active recon (via Nmap or Zmap)
  • Import tools (from Nmap or Masscan)

View a Chromebook’s hardware specifications

To view the hardware specifications with a Chromebook, type “chrome://system” into Chrome’s address bar.  An application named Cog can display system information as well.


Censys is a search engine that allows computer scientists to ask questions about the devices and networks that compose the Internet. is a way to select various operating system installers or utilities from one place within the BIOS without the need of having to go retrieve the media to run the tool. iPXE is used to provide a user friendly menu from within the BIOS that lets you easily choose the OS you want along with any specific types of versions or bootable flags.

Xtreme Download Manager

Xtreme Download Manager is an add-on to a web browser that assists with downloading data.

How to disable Hibernation within Windows 10

In Windows 10, the computer uses the hiberfil.sys file to store a copy of the system memory on the hard disk when the hibernation setting is activated.  To disable hibernation, launch an elevated command prompt and enter the command:

powercfg /h off

The feature can be re-enabled by the same command.

powercfg /h on