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Re: Stego One

PostPosted: Sat Jun 20, 2009 12:29 pm
by haha01haha01
Schultzika wrote:This was a very interesting challenge... Took me few hours to complete it...

Here's some help:

- think about "2 null bytes" and find the important section of the picture
- Keep in mind that password looks like this: *******
- think BINARY!
- You should notice one thing is missing
- now think logicaly, where could the missing thing be?
- try out few combinations
- You should end up with the password made out of alphabet letters and numbers

Hope that helps ;)

Schultzika

i found the data from the 2 null bytes hint. i understand what is it, and converted it to binary. then i splitted it into groups of 8 bits (1 ascii letter), and noticed there are 7 groups and one of them is incomplete (needs to add a one). i tried adding the one in over 10 different places and it almost always comes out as 7 letters and numbers, but none of them is the correct answer. am i supposed to just try all the possibilities until i find the right place to put that one?

Re: Stego One

PostPosted: Sat Jun 20, 2009 12:34 pm
by aNewHobby4me
haha01haha01 wrote:... am i supposed to just try all the possibilities until i find the right place to put that one?


Yep! Good work on getting this far, too :)

Re: Stego One

PostPosted: Sat Jun 20, 2009 4:11 pm
by haha01haha01
aNewHobby4me wrote:
haha01haha01 wrote:... am i supposed to just try all the possibilities until i find the right place to put that one?


Yep! Good work on getting this far, too :)
blah, what the heck. ill just code a script to do it, takes way too much time.

Re: Stego One

PostPosted: Sun Jun 21, 2009 6:52 am
by BhaaL
You're not supposed to need brute-forcing there.
Tiksi (the one who made the mission) simply made a mistake and forgot something. Yet, he didn't forget it randomly, but in a certain place - no brute-forcing required, at least none that needs you to write an app for it.

Re: Stego One

PostPosted: Sun Jun 21, 2009 5:28 pm
by haha01haha01
BhaaL wrote:You're not supposed to need brute-forcing there.
Tiksi (the one who made the mission) simply made a mistake and forgot something. Yet, he didn't forget it randomly, but in a certain place - no brute-forcing required, at least none that needs you to write an app for it.
I tried adding that one in the beginning and the ending, both resulted in non recognized characters. Cant really think of any other common place you usually forget things at.

Re: Stego One

PostPosted: Mon Jun 22, 2009 11:11 am
by BhaaL
The end and beginning of what? ;)

Re: Stego One

PostPosted: Mon Jun 22, 2009 2:15 pm
by haha01haha01
BhaaL wrote:The end and beginning of what? ;)
Of the binary string, ofcourse.

Re: Stego One

PostPosted: Mon Jun 22, 2009 2:59 pm
by BhaaL
haha01haha01 wrote:
BhaaL wrote:The end and beginning of what? ;)
Of the binary string, ofcourse.

That was a hint that should make you think about it, not a question.

Re: Stego One

PostPosted: Sat Jun 27, 2009 7:17 am
by XsatanX
Oh wow! This mission was awesome. Seriously, Tiksi is the best. Finally solved it after cracking my brains for a long while. One of the articles on the main page about stego really helped.

Re: Stego One

PostPosted: Wed Aug 19, 2009 8:34 am
by mooph
This missing stuff is pretty anoying, but I've just done it. I think it should still be fun if I said I've seen four numbers. Numbers are everywheeeere today :ugeek: .