Saturday, July 1, 2017

How to perform a full shutdown within Windows 10

By default, Windows 10 does not perform a full shutdown when the normal power menu option is used.  The Fast Startup Mode uses the hibernation file to restore a previously saved image of the Windows kernel and all necessary drivers for installed devices.

To modify the default, access Power Options and then select “Choose what the power buttons do.”  A shortcut without modifying the default is to hold the Shift key down when selecting the Shut Down menu option.


Check a Chromebook’s Battery Health

To check a Chromebook’s battery health, access the Chrome shell via Control + Alt + T and use the command battery_test.


Another method is to use the URL of chrome://power.


Whoer.Net is a web site that displays information concerning your network address and web browser.



Pybelt is a Python-based hackers tool belt capable of cracking hashes without prior knowledge of the algorithm, scanning ports on a given host, searching for SQLi vulnerabilities in a given URL, verifying that your Google dorks work like they should, verifying the algorithm of a given hash, scanning a URL for XSS vulnerability, and finding usable HTTP proxies.


DBShield is a Database Firewall written in Go that has protection for MySQL/MariaDB, Oracle and PostgreSQL databases. It works in a proxy fashion inspecting traffic and dropping abnormal queries after a learning period to populate the internal database with regular queries.

Learning mode lets any query pass but it records information about it (pattern, username, time and source) into the internal database.

After collecting enough patterns we can run DBShield in protect mode. Protect mode can distinguish abnormal query pattern, user and source and take action based on configurations.

VMware Tools Client

VMware Tools Client allows you to interact with your vSphere VMs without network connectivity, it executes scripts and transfer files to the vSphere Virtual Machines through VMware Tools.

Lineage OS

Lineage OS is the successor to the CyanogenMod project, and offers firmware for certain Android devices.


File2pcap is a tool which will create a pcap from any input file, simulating this file in transit, using various protocols and encodings. The resulting pcap file can then be used to create or test rules for Snort.


Maltrail is a malicious traffic detection system, utilizing publicly available (black)lists containing malicious and/or generally suspicious trails, along with static trails compiled from various AV reports and custom user-defined lists, where trail can be anything from domain name, URL, IP address or HTTP User-Agent header value.


EtherApe is a graphical network monitor for Unix modelled after etherman. Featuring link layer, IP and TCP modes, it displays network activity graphically as hosts and links change in size with traffic.

Sysmon Configuration Template

The link below contains a template for the Sysinternals’s Sysmon utility.