Stegolica was held as part of Effervesence 2016 of IIIT Allahabad.

Steganography is the practice of concealing messages or information within other non-secret text or data.

This blog post contains all the questions and their solutions for the event.

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Question 1

This book served as the primary basis for which film? (Haha blank image right, but look closer)

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Answer:

bladerunner

Solution:

Tilt the screen in a certain viewing angle then you can see the text “ Do android dream of electric sheep”

Alternatively

Open in Photoeditor and apply any filter to the image. And you will get

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Question 2

Whose line is this ?

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Answer:

jerrymaguire

Solution: The line is “show me the money” from the movie jerry maguire.

If you zoom into the image closely you will see that the image is made of the text show me the money.

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Question 3

Which character says this ?

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Answer:

joeytribbiani

Solution: If you look at the gif slower or split the gif

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you will see the text how you doing ? , an infamous dialogue from the show FRIENDS by joey tribbiani.

Question 4

Guess the hidden word i say when i get an idea for a question?

(PDF FILE)[https://drive.google.com/file/d/0By4wRKJ5_4qJNkpnOWxxS1U5ZmM/view]

which will look something like this

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Answer:

bazinga

Solution:

The text is in white colour in the pdf file. so open in any pdf editor and you can change the colour of the font or you can open in any pdf viwer and highlight all text and you see something like this.

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BAZINGA

Question 5

Who is the man behind these companies? Video Question

Answer:

elonmusk

Solution:

If you play the video very slow then you will see these texts comming up and flashing away very quick, yeah like in fight club. You saw it but you didnt.

Solar City at 9:00.
Paypal at 22:17.
Zip2 at 40:17.
Paypal at 58:23.
Tesla at 1:08:10

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Question 6

Which song am i talking about?
PSD File

which looks something like this (Institute Library)

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Answer:

blankspace

Solution:

Open in Photoeditor.
Untick layers 2,3,4,5
Increase the opacity of the group from 0 to 100 ( Optional only needed in some photoeditors if you dont see the text yet)

you will see the text “OMG look at that face you look like my next mistake”. A line from the Taylor Swift song blank space.

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Question 7

What is the blind mans last name ?

Audio File

Answer:

slade

Solution:
If you reverse the audio you will see that the audio track is from the movie “scent of a woman”.
Conversation/Speech between Mr Slade (Al Pacino as the Blind Man) and Mr Trask.

Audio File when reversed.

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Question 8

Where is the key ?

Image file

The image looks like this ( Do not download this image to solve)

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Answer:

withinyourself

Solution:
if you open the image in any text editor you will see.

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Question 9

My fav personal assistant

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Answer:

jarvis

Solution:

In image description you will find

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Artist : multimillionaire,philantropist ,genius ,playboy which means Iron Man(Tony Stark)
Descritpion : Just A Rather Very Intelligent System (JARVIS)

Question 10

A Terrorist tweeted the next target location where ?
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Answer:

tajmahal

Solution:

If you discrad all the text and only take numbers into consideration.

27 174 78 and 04 can be found.

We represent a location by numbers using latitude and longitude .

so 27.174 and 78.04 means taj mahal

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Question 11

Which character says this ?(take e=2.718)

Image link

Dont use this image , use the above link.

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Answer :

buzzlightyear

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Solution:

Change the extension of the image file from png to zip.
After extraction you will get.
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Taking e ad 2.718 ,i.e taking 2nd 7th 1st and 8th image we get two, infinity , and , beyond respectively.

To infinity and beyond is by the toy story character buzzlightyear.

Question 12

Who is it?

Image Link

Image looks like, please use the above link to download .

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Answer :

samuelljackson

Solution:

If you change the file extension to zip then unzip it you will get an image.
When you change its extension and unzip it , you will get another.
If you do this again and again you will get these images.
And in the final image when opened as a text file, it is given the solution is the actor who acted in all of these movies.

Pulp FictionPulp Fiction
Kill BillKill Bill
Jackie BrownJackie Brown
BasterdsBasterds"
Django unchainedDjango unchained
Hateful EightHateful Eight

Question 13

From which movie is this dialogue

Audio link

Answer:

titanic

Solution:
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The soundtrack is 528491 from the movie inception.

If you change the extension of the audio to zip from mp3 you will get this text file containing.
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When you take the 5th 2nd 8th 4th 9th and 1st word of quotes in order you will get.
“i’m the king of the world” from the movie titanic

Im the king of the worldIm the king of the world

Thank you for reading

The source code to the website can be found at Stegolica Repo in my github account.

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