Monday, May 15, 2006

Virtual ranger wins the Steganography Challenge

Earlier, I tried to tease and interest you with a hidden message challenge. The winner is The Virtual Ranger, who took the time to follow my clues to this website and found the pictures in pictures I hid. Please visit his website, the "UK's most popular independent environmental website", for a well-reasoned sarcastic approach to nature and his other favorite topics. The Ranger's prize for my riddle is the notoriety of completing the challenge Next time I will be prepared with something more tangible.

Here is what the careful steganographer will find if they duplicate the Ranger's success.

In the taggants picture I hid "Secret message, creepy"

And in the Steganosaurus (I know it is spelled wrong), I hid,"This makes me feel like a secret agent"

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The Virtual Ranger said...

Aw, you're too kind! You set a fun challenge, and a fair one. I thought it would be impossible to find the right steganographic method until I found the other clue you had left! And anyway, I didn't entirely solve it because I only found one message and was too daft to go looking for the other one. Nice one m8 :)

whirdly said...

I tried, but couldn't figure out how to open a .php file. Are you available for private tutorials?