Questions tagged [steganography]

A puzzle that requires finding hidden data in various media forms, such as text or images.

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Breaking up is fun to do

A quick one for language fortnight. A few days ago, my girlfriend broke up with me. We were never really right for one another, and I knew it was coming, but of course it still stung a bit. And ...
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Name the sword aloud to save the castle from the monster

One morning the castle awoke to a shout: "A monster's attacking, come quick!" "Call for the wizard", said somebody else, "He'll save us - his favourite trick". They ...
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Puzzle Hunt First Clue

I'm part of a team hosting a puzzle hunt for middle school and high school students, and I'm trying to get an idea of the difficulty of various puzzles. If you do figure an answer, it would be nice ...
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Returning the Cricket Kit

It was approaching the Easter Holidays at Farthingbottom School and Class 5M had been asked to clean out the cricket pavilion, ready for the start of the season next term. Under one of the benches ...
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Little bits of food

You will come across a question. Answer it.
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A roommate's lament

Oh, Hugh. Perhaps you’ve known someone like my college roommate Hugh. Bright, funny, feisty, argumentative, a bit shady, and utterly incapable of letting anything go. Arguing was like a sport to ...
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Mr. Yamaguchi's unusual message

My good friend, Ed Yamaguchi, has been developing an interesting new technology that could help put a serious dent in the energy crisis. We had arranged to meet a few hours from now; he was flying in ...
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A Puzzle That Marches Swiftly To The Median

James Bond enters M's office. ...
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Image steganography/ hidden message inside image

I have the following image I'm new to solving puzzles and figuring them out, and I have no idea how to approach decryption of this image or how to solve it. I've tried running it on some image ...
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No Quotes, Please. Prove me right

Remove the message to reveal the message: "Tonbo etoto rono thart dofo rybo eu"
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Find the Hidden Message: Follow back, forwards

Solve this problem by solving it: Follow back, forwards. Words. Hare and the tortoise jumping skyward repeatedly. Hint:
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Magical color squares

Can you discover the meaning of this image?
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What is encrypted in this image?

In the image above apparently has a hidden link?? I don't know how to do this (even if it may seem simple for some) however I don't believe it's anything malicious. It's a part of a puzzle, but even ...
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Message from your best friend

You got a ridiculous message from your best friend that doesn't make sense. But you know that it must be important because he is a wise man, so you must find out what he is trying to tell. ...
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Death cases of computer technician

Police found the body of a computer technician in front of his computer, with a belly wound. There was a possibility of the victim bleeding to death after being stabbed with a sharp object. There were ...
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a message from an old friend

I got this message from an old friend. He used to rob banks, and i helped him, but the last time he got arrested. The interesting part is that the cops never found the money! Now he sends me this ...
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Is Dave really mad at me?

I am Patrick. Tonight, I got a mail from my old friend Dave. He was out of town for a while, and got back today. Well, we had an argument on the phone yesterday, and I think he had hard feelings. I ...
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What happened to Dave?

After I have figured out if Dave was really mad at me, After a couple of minutes, I saw a strange post of mine. Well, I was not on StackExchange! It was written by Dave. But why would he log in my ...
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Need Help In This Riddle: “The Doc Is A Lie” [closed]

So I have this riddle which contains a .docx file I opened and extracted the file and got the following contents: In the file it was written "There is nothing here. But there is something inside" I ...
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Lepidopterology needed!

This puzzle belongs to the puzzle series: hyper-modern art The two friends in the gallery of Hyper-modern art are still discussing. "You know what, to certain extent I start enjoying this Hyper-...
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What is John's job?

You are a spy trying to find out the job of a man named John. One day, you go up to John's friend, Joe. You tell Joe that if he doesn't tell you what John's job is, you will destroy him. Not wanting ...
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The mystery of the anonymous email

It is a bright Sunday afternoon. You are on a holiday, enjoying your cappuccino. Suddenly, you get a call from your boss at NSA. He tells you that a psycho-hacker has sent him and the whole staff a ...
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John's first pixel drawing

Story continuation based from this first riddle and this other riddle. Bob was enjoying his day off at home when he received a message from John. John sent him a picture of a piece of art, the first ...
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Another visual puzzle

Hmmz, it seems that I need to add 30 characters here, even though an image says more than a thousand words... When you think you have solved it, please read this hint:
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Steganography. What is the decryption?

We were given an image that could be a barcode found hidden in it. However, I'm unable to read the barcode using an app after I re-created it and I'm unsure if I made an error or if it's an actual ...
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Find the secret word in this encrypted image (part 1)

There is a secret word associated with this image that will be clear if it is decrypted properly. What is that word? Full size image: http://i.imgur.com/XMdDfAM.jpg
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Down the Rabbit Hole

There's a secret hidden in the text below. What mind-blowing truth does it reveal? Not imaginative? Then Zeke's Clues may assist! Unsure, lad? With our patented Obscurity Clues, begin verifiably ...
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Why am I screaming?

Simply find what is hidden in this picture.
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Five puzzles in one!

This is an experiment of nested puzzles. The answer of each puzzle is necessary to solve the next one. Sometimes you have to manipulate it, sometimes you have to open your eyes (and mind). Run, to ...
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The Serpent Stronghold

You come to the door of the stronghold. You recall what the scriptures say: You must speak the right words, and the door will open. But what words? It doesn't say. You have a look at the door in front ...
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What's special about this image?

There's something very special hidden in this image. You will definitely know when you find it. (I know Stack Exchange lossily compresses images but I've checked and no pixels have been altered.) ...
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A challenging visual puzzle

Here's a puzzle that I created. The end result is a number.
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Chaos and Order: a visual puzzle in stained glass

I created a visual puzzle, which my wife then implemented as part of a stained-glass window. I've no idea if it is (a) obvious, (b) stupid or hopefully (c) extremely clever, and hence would love to ...
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Invisible Ink (for steganographic use): How to hide an 'invisible' message within Internet content

This simple puzzle demonstrates how you can use invisible ink to hide text in online puzzles. Your task is simply to decode the text hidden in the quoted line below: Happy​​​​‍​‌‍​‌‌​‍​‌‌​‍‌​‌‌‍​​...
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Lolcat Steganography: Find the message hidden within the transport medium of humorous feline photography

The Bad Guys (curse them!) have begun communicating in lolcats, to enable their Internet communications to take place unnoticed. This is a job for the NSA/GCHQ crack team of cryptanalysts. ...

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