Shmooganography is back for another iteration of hiding messages at the con, sponsored this year by Praxis Engineering.

For the n00bies, Shmooganography is an implementation of 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. Your mission: Help Tony Shmark fight Hydra’s… <redial destTime=2017> Find the Stargate and…<redial destTime=2014> Help Mario and Luigi…<redial destTime=2011> Marty ShmooFly: Fix that digital flux capacitor and get Back to the Future, but do so without disrupting current events, or you might erase yourself from history forever!

You will use your steg skills to traverse five stages in this digital historical timeline weaving through the past. Luckily, you brought all of your current hacking tools with you from 2019.  Remember, the secret codes and clues are <stego word=”hidden” />! 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! Also, the first team to solve and report each stage will win a small prize!

Check your program and for more details when you arrive at ShmooCon!