Seeking help with stego challenge "Monstrosity"

Hi there,

I'm just starting out here and I'm currently stuck with the setgo challenge "Monstrosity". I wondered if any of the 90+ solvers of the challenge would mind to give a hint where to go/look next? :)

I kind of assume/see a pattern in the list of tweets after importing the text into Excel and filtering out the "unneded" text. Somehow I can't figure out what the chart is supposed to tell me. Making chars out of the string lengths also didn't kickstart my brain... :-/ Am I at least poking in the right place?

I would really appreciate any hint/help that would lead me in the right direction as not being able to solve this one is keeping me awake at night... ;) :-/

Njabbic

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  • Check what a tweet really is ;)

    Geluchat

  • Hmm... I now found a program via Google that even has that name... I'll check into it. Many thanks for the push... :)

    Njabbic

  • ekseks
    edited August 2018

    It's difficult to give a hint on this challenge cause it would probably result in a total spoiler :P

    Hack The Box

  • If anyone else is working on this and wants to bounce some ideas around and work together, message me.

  • Doesn't seem that anyone is looking to work together on this. If someone has completed it and is willing to hear out what I've done and where I am and then see if a nudge is possible, please message me. Thanks.

  • @unashamedgeek said:
    If anyone else is working on this and wants to bounce some ideas around and work together, message me.

    It is hard to bounce ideas around because either you know what to do or you keep thinking about tweets. Any hint to get started is a hint to solve the entire thing. Think generally "what category is this challenge in?"

  • Many thanks for the hints so far. I kind of got lost in the "bar chart", but got a new track now which I'll follow as time allows in the next couple of days... :)

    Njabbic

  • Finally was able to solve this one. Once you know how to solve it, it almost seems trivial (as usual). I was following way too complicated routes in the beginning... :lol:

    Njabbic

  • i finaly completed it, not so easy ;-)

  • anyone working on this that i may pm?
    i believe I have read a paper that is related with this challenge, but slightly different, so not sure if i am correct

  • I'm working on it, but I'm afraid I'm in the very beginning stages here

  • Does the serebro video is useful?

    I'm really out of ideas for this challenge...

    dodo

  • edited August 2018

    Spoiler Removed - Arrexel

    heigou

  • Do we need a twitter developer account to solve this one?

  • Stuck in the tweet . it look like bar char or graph?. Any hits for moving forwards. Thanks.

  • @133720 said:
    Stuck in the tweet . it look like bar char or graph?. Any hits for moving forwards. Thanks.

    me too. Same situation. Don't know what to get out of the text.

    Tried to decode 'ASCII to text' I only get Ms.

    Deleite

  • Guyz Im little bit of struck in this challenge. can someone give me a hint like about the start

  • you have to retrieve information with specific parameter ;-)

  • For that should i register with twitter developer site?

  • maybe it is a bar chart? I have no idea actually :-\

  • Any help with this one?

    Arrexel

  • @buhletxr said:
    maybe it is a bar chart? I have no idea actually :-\

    It's not about the text part of the tweets. It's related to another 'info' of the tweets.

    Deleite

  • My favorite challenge yet. The solution was more simple than I made it out to be. Great hints in this thread (I almost didn't have to use them).

    Arrexel

  • I'm stuck as well looking at the twitter info. Any help please

  • get everything from the tweet, the important part is, there are only a certain amount of tweets that have that particular information, and wonder, what can you do with that and a m**?

    Fun times are bound to end. - Korosensei

  • edited January 31

    I'm stuck with a string I can't tell what it is

  • nvm got it

  • can someone help me a bit? i already got the extra data and placed it on top of what it should be, but cannot figure out the format i should use for the flag. Im sure that im incredibly close but cannot get the last step...any pm would be great

  • nvm....solved it...I gotta say, make sure you are looking horizontally and not vertically, silly me

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