Shmooganography is back for its 15th year.... (holy crap FIFTEEN YEARS... when are these guys going to stop?!?) of hiding messages at the con, proudly sponsored again by Praxis Engineering. For the n00bies, Shmooganography is an implementation from Steganography, which is the art of hiding messages "in plain sight," such as using invisible ink that's revealed under a blacklight or embedding an image within an image. The challenge is simple; find the hidden messages around the con. The messages are not encrypted, but they are not obvious either. We use various steganographic techniques - some off the shelf and some home-rolled.|
For the eight year, Praxis Engineering is sponsoring this challenge. There will be small prizes given to the first person (or team) who solves stages 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5. The person or team who conquers all five levels and guess the message related to the CODEWORDs first wins the top prize of $500 (and we mean those crisp $100 bills - not those cheesy plastic gift card crap.)
If you are still reading, then you must be interested in winning the cash. Perfect. Here are your instructions... Use your steg skills to help Bruce
Potter... err, Wayne... as he fights Gotham's... err, Washington's... villains through each stage of this year's challenge! Remember, the secret codes and clues are :)! Don't worry if things get heavy: clues will be released throughout the weekend. Someone will take home the trophy (and money) and it could be you!
SO -- DO YOU WANT TO PLAY to win $500 in Cold Hard Cash!?!? Register your team now!!
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to register your team!
Your first clue to stage 1...
A message for Joker...