Tricking Windows into thinking I have a TPM module

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  1. amarildo6966

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    #1 amarildo6966, May 6, 2016
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    I've been facing a problem with EMET that, in order to enable DEP system-wide, I either need BitLocker running/encrypting (which I don't want) or I have a TPM module enabled.

    I don't want to run BitLocker, and my motherboard is so old it doesn't have a TPM module/chip.

    Since it's easy to inject SLIC tables into the BIOS, I think it should also be easy to fool Windows (or my BIOS) into thinking I have a TPM chip.

    Either that or to trick EMET into thinking I'm running BitLocker.

    Any help?
     
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    amarildo6966 MDL Novice

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    Yeah that's me :)

    That doesn't work anymore.
     
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    That's unfortunate. I remember you worked so hard to find that fix in the first place, a good amount of effort. So by the sounds of it, Microsoft has done something to screw that up now. Was there a recent update to Windows that might have caused this underlying change?

    By the way, I thought you had stepped away from Windows for a bit there. lol Anyway, hope all is well. I hope that you are able to find a fix for this issue. I have a feeling that Microsoft will drop EMET now that Windows 10 is out, sadly.
     
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    amarildo6966 MDL Novice

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    Thanks.

    I'm not sure. I did move away from Windows, until 2 days ago when I came back. So I'm not sure if there were any updates that messed things up in this regard.

    Well, all except this problem :p
    Oh, and a problem where my keyboard freezes on every boot, forcing me to remove it and then plug it back in. Interestingly enough, Microsoft told me it's a problem with my keyboard. Yeah, it works on every edition of Windows prior to 10, and on every Linux distro out there.

    Sadly, I think they will drop EMET. They're very confident that Windows 10 is secure enough so that it doesn't need EMET [1]. I personally think EMET is a very nice program that allows for controlling each program individually, but if Microsoft's drops EMET then their attitude will be of "if it doesn't work with 10 then buy a different program that does".

    [1] theregister. co. uk/2016/02/04/emets_win_10_revival_could_be_its_last_as_os_bakes_into_infosec (remove space)