What are the physical dimensions of the Immovable Rod?

In our recent campaign came across an Immovable Rod.

Its official description states:

This flat iron rod has a button on one end. You can use an action to press the button, which causes the rod to become magically fixed in place. Until you or another creature uses an action to push the button again, the rod doesn’t move, even if it is defying gravity. The rod can hold up to 8,000 pounds of weight. More weight causes the rod to deactivate and fall. A creature can use an action to make a DC 30 Strength check, moving the fixed rod up to 10 feet on a success.

There are no physical dimensions in regards to size and weight given (e.g. is it a 500mm bar that weighs 1 kg?).

Is there any official description of the physical dimensions of the Immovable Rod, or is it up to the DM’s discretion?

Does the saying “physical access = game over” apply to smartphones, too?

I was surprised to read in the responses popular question that it’s considered nigh impossible to secure a computer system if intruders have physical access.

Does this apply to smartphones as well? Let’s suppose I have done the most I can to secure my phone on a software level (e.g. encrypted storage, restricted app permissions … whatever you consider “maximally secure”). Is physical access still game over?

This seems like an important issue, as there are many situations in most people’s daily lives where they leave their cell phone on their desk as they take a break or what have you.

Technical answers are welcome, but I would personally appreciate responses that are legible to someone without a background in information security.

This question is related, but it deals more with surveillance technologies that might be built into a smartphone, not the options available to a malignant individual with physical access.

Does anyone know the answer the following questions on converting logical – physical addresses

Due to the unforeseen pandemic, I am unable to speak to my tutor about the following question. I have emailed him, but I have not had an answer for weeks. Can someone please enlighten me.

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Remotely Attacking LAN Using Only Physical Location

Would it be possible to gain access to a router in a remote location e.g. another part of the city or even another country? I am referring to attacking a home network that I only know the physical location of.

To simulate this attack, I have attempted to geolocate my public IP, and I end up with the the physical location of my ISP. How could I circumvent this to find out my router’s location, not my ISP’s location?

Secondly, would it be possible to “ping” all possible IP addresses within a certain range and obtain their corresponding geolocation, then filter out all IPs depending on a set coordinate range? If not, how would I go about determining all IP’s within a set region?

Thirdly, would it be possible to access a router outside of its local network? How would I be able to determine the brand of router?

Lastly, how would I execute an nmap using the router? Could a router have enough memory and processing resources to execute a network map, and the delivery of a payload to a target device on the network? Where could I find exploits of various router brands if this is even possible?

P.S. I know there are many questions within this post, however, I would not like to spam the forum with many questions on a very specific attack.

UE4. How to create a reference to the physical materialin in C++

Oftenly, when we want to assign asset to the particular component in C++ we write code like that:

.h  UPROPERTY(BlueprintReadWrite) UStaticMeshComponent* Body = nullptr;  .cpp  Body = CreateDefaultSubobject<UStaticMeshComponent>("Mesh Component"); // find mesh asset auto MeshForBody = ConstructorHelpers::FObjectFinder<UStaticMesh>(TEXT                         ("StaticMesh'/Game/StarterContent/Shapes/Shape_Sphere.Shape_Sphere'")); if (MeshForBody.Object != nullptr) {// if asset is finded -> set to the component     Body->SetStaticMesh(MeshForBody.Object); } 

Question: how can I set the PhysicalMaterial in C++ through the reference to the asset in editor? Is it possible?

.h     UPROPERTY(EditDefaultsOnly)     UPhysicalMaterial* MyPhysicalMaterial = nullptr;  .cpp      ??? 

THNX for any tips in advance 😉

What degree of physical destruction is sufficient to ensure an SSD is not readable?

My organization has upgraded a few printers and decommissioned the internal SSD hard drives by passing the memory chips through a band saw, cutting each chip into halves, and in some cases tearing whole sections loose from the greenboard.

These printers were used in such a way that they likely have PHI / HIPAA information on them.

I am looking for advice on whether or not this method of destruction was sufficient or not.

I do not believe it is, but would like additional resources.

I have posted what I have found so far as an answer, as it may be the answer to my question, but I am hoping for other input.

If the Lorenz cipher machine was so much more advanced than the Enigma, how was it broken without having a physical machine?

The Enigma was commercially available before the war, and even during the war, they got their hands on “live” such machines, heavily helping them in breaking the encryption used by the Germans.

The Lorenz was said to be much more secure, required mains power, was much bigger and heavier, and they never got a single “specimen” to look at. Yet they somehow “deduced its inner workings” without having ever seen one, well before the end of the war.

How is this possible? How could this highly complicated machine be reverse-engineered remotely with nothing to go by except the encrypted messages? I fundamentally don’t understand this.

I know that very simple ciphers can be determined by checking how often patterns repeat over time, which helps the attacker because they can tell which letters these correspond to, but this simple technique seems to fall apart completely once it’s anything but the simplest form of cipher. This massive electro-mechanical machine, made specifically to be secure and superior to the cheap and affordable Enigma, ought to have been utterly impossible to break.

I really don’t get it. I “get” how somebody much smarter than I can calculate the math and physics to get a rocket to fly out in space, even though I couldn’t do it myself, but breaking these cipher machines without even having a physical machine to look at… it frankly seems impossible. Almost as if they had access to some kind of supernatural “black magic”.