Egg #1 Details
Appeared - 3/20/21 in the post
Someone has to say it! - #32 by RRodman
Type - password protected steganographic image
Location - Non standard Emoji at end of post
Steps to open the egg
Step 1 - Download the Emoji and decrypt it using the password which was given with the image and can be learned from the phrase “patience is key”
decryption site Password: patience
Step 2 - Use the URL and password clue obtained from completing step 1 to get to a password protected file
The decrypted clue from step one gives the URL of
https://easyupload.io/4ym5d6 with a PW hint of PMM
Step 3 - Discover the given password does not work and realize it is most likely a Cipher. Figure out the cipher used to determine the password and use the proper password to download the .zip file
The password is encoded using a simple character shift, also known as a Caesar Cipher
(Caesar Cipher (Shift) - Online Decoder, Encoder, Solver, Translator)
By shifting one letter left we come up with the proper password PMM = OLL
Step 4 - Attempt to open the .zip file and discover it is invalid/corrupt! Analyze the file to determine what is wrong with it and fix it
Use a program or site like https://checkfiletype.com to analyze the file type and discover it is actually a JPEG!!!
Rename the .zip file to .jpg
At this point you have completed the first egg and are left with the below image. Do not reveal this if you would like to work through the egg and discover the surprise yourself.
FINAL WARNING DON’T CLICK IF YOU WANT TO SOLVE THE EGG YOURSELF!
Special thanks to TechMedX for the intial write-up this was based off
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