Does (UEFI) secure boot provide security advantages over TPM measured boot?

Given how UEFI secure boot appears later than TPM, i had assumption that it provides advantages over TPM.

As i read into each, it appears to me that the TPM measurements to each stage would provide about the same level of integrity guarantee as how each secure boot stage verifies the next stage’s signature.

I get how the UEFI secure boot’s key/certificate structure may have management advantages over TPM. However, i have trouble finding security advantages against attackers. Can someone enlightens me if those statements would be valid? Thanks!

What advantages or disadvantages would best replicate a video game style inventory in an otherwise Modern setting?

What advantages or disadvantages would best replicate a video game style inventory in an otherwise Modern setting? I’m looking for guidance, as it seems to veer into the really expensive with cosmic advantages. Am I missing some lower key lower power possibilities?

The background is a modern setting with minor super powers which have a power level that do not exceed the level of influence on the world based on commonly available tech to a middle class family’s income base. Thus, things like guns & rifles (ranged attack powers), fireworks (explosive powers), hydraulic jacks (strength powers), man-portable tank of liquid nitrogen (freezing powers), and so forth are some examples of the limits on powers.

One of the proposed powers is an Inventory ability. Just that, nothing else. Store it, leave it, remove it. Thus, the analog tech would be a backpack or similar. Except that it is not visible or touchable by others.

Advantages of RPM

Why are RPM package managers preferred over tar files? I read that “rpm is software package which has been compile and optimise by particular distro provider”. But tars are compressed files so aren’t they optimized too?

Are there any more Game-Mechanical Advantages for having a second set of arms like those an Aegis’ suit can provide? [closed]

Are there any more Game-Mechanical Advantages for having a second set of arms like those an Aegis’ suit can provide besides…..

+3 circumstance bonus to Climb checks and CMD against grapple attempts for each extra arm that is not holding anything and multi-weapon fighting.

Like bonus craft checks or make crafting faster, swim checks, writing or drawing. So far all I can think of is blacksmithing where one or two limbs holds on to a piece being forged and two to three other limbs with hammers shaping it.

What are the advantages or disadvatages of using stock photos or images, instead of using description?


What are the advantages and/or disadvatages of using stock photos or images, over using description?

This is a valid and helpful question, especially for firSt-time DMs. There are published sources which can be used to answer this.

First-time DM says: “I don’t think I’m particularly good at detailed poetic descriptions and I’m worried my imagination could be a bit on the slow side. I was thinking I could use something like a quick and dirty PowerPoint presentation showing some concept art / stock photos of various locations and NPC. Not only for the players but also for me to figure out what to describe if I get stuck.

Special thanks to Paprik.

When answering, please use concrete examples, share your expertise and refer to published materials where possible.

What are the advantages and disadvantages of using a HackRF One compared to specific protocol sniffers?

I am performing some research on IoT test tools and came across the HackRF One which can transmit and receive from 1 MHz to 6 GHz. I therefore think that it can analyze many protocols, but I cannot find a list of them anywhere. Can it for example analyze (and exploit) Zigbee, Z-Wave, LoRaWAN, RFID and NFC? Why is there no list, because there are too many protocols? Is the HackRF a more general sniffer then?

I also came across some specific protocol sniffers, like the Suphacap Z-Wave Sniffer and the Proxmark and so on. What are the advantages of these over the HackRF? Is the best option to start with a HackRF and then when necessary buy specific sniffers according to the needs of the current pentest?

I would like to know this, because then I know which devices to afford for penetration testing.