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Winner Announcement and Full Tutorial
Thanks to all who participated in Daemon: A Contest. Before we get to the winners as well as the tutorial on how to solve the challenge, EH-Net would like to once again thank Daemon author, Daniel Suarez, and all those involved in making this contest happen. It’s amazing how a few crazy ideas can all come together into something fun and educational while at the same time spreading the word of this truly unique work of fiction.
What started as a little game to hide a secret message turned into another classic teaching vehicle for EH-Net readers. The image is a twist on the usual steganographic content. Øyvind Østlund and Adam Wardon crafted some C# source code to hide data in an image of the author which is also invisible to the Daemon’s bots. What’s in the message still is up to you to find, but three talented people found the message and took the action it recommended. Because of that, EH-Net members jason, blackazarro and ozpj have won signed, pre-release copies of Daemon, Hard Cover Edition. And now, with the coding expertise of regular EH-Net contributor, Ryan Linn, we will show you how it can be done using a couple tutorial files and all free tools.
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