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After pressing the button, the walls opened. This time, instead of a damp smelly room, a futuristic lab appeared.

"What the-" exclaimed Cyrus.

T.E.D. scanned the whole lab quickly.

Cyrus couldn't believe what he saw, since he was exploring ruins inside a deep forest. However, he could only look around.

Inside the lab were some uncanny specimens of unknown creatures. Cyrus found a picture on the wall.

"Hey! T.E.D.! Can you help me scan this picture?" He asked.

"Yes. Master," T.E.D. answered.

T.E.D. scanned the whole picture.

He told Cyrus, "This is a steganographic photo. Maybe Master can use a laptop."

T.E.D. pulled a laptop out of his belly.

Cyrus looked at the photo. What should he do?

enter image description here

Hint:

Don't think too far away

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    $\begingroup$ rot13: Jung guerr ynlref? Qba'g nyjnlf or fb natel :) $\endgroup$ – K Sharing May 16 at 14:58
  • $\begingroup$ If no one answers until Wednesday, I will answer it by myself. $\endgroup$ – K Sharing May 20 at 23:31
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Partial to get someone started:

2Ywy6OQ is a "bit" interesting

It is a:

http://bit.ly/2Ywy6OQ ... It leads to an image hosted on Imgur.

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  • $\begingroup$ Got many BYTES from that bit(+1)! $\endgroup$ – Ak19 May 16 at 13:03
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Partial Answer

First Step:

This bit.ly link (hinted by "bit") leads you to the next picture (posted by LeppyR64, found by me independently

Second Step:

Attempts:

1. Opening the .png in Notepad - to no avail
2. Opening it in Photoshop - to no avail, i think
3. Opening it in GIMP - found three layers

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  • $\begingroup$ Rot5: Knwxy xyju htwwjhy, xjhtsi xyju bwtsl $\endgroup$ – K Sharing May 17 at 3:30
  • $\begingroup$ Rot14: Wh wg bch hvoh qcadzwqohsr $\endgroup$ – K Sharing May 17 at 9:44
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Since nobody is answering it anymore, I am going to answer it myself.
If you examine the first picture, you get a bit.ly link (bit + 2Ywy6OQ) which is

http://bit.ly/2Ywy6OQ

After you find this picture, it tells you to 'cut the picture in two halves'.
So do what it tells you to do!


The answer is

Cut the picture in two halves (referring to the first one)

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  • $\begingroup$ Oh. I was looking for the steganography tag. $\endgroup$ – LeppyR64 May 23 at 0:38
  • $\begingroup$ @K Sharing Oh!The answer of "What should he do ?" is to cut the picture into two halves (+1) :) $\endgroup$ – Ak19 May 23 at 1:38
  • $\begingroup$ The bit.ly link is already related to steganography :) $\endgroup$ – K Sharing May 23 at 4:00

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