Dinner Time – Red Herring

Dinner Time - Red Herrings

Red Herring

“A red herring is something that misleads or distracts from a relevant or important issue.[1] It may be either a logical fallacy or a literary device that leads readers or audiences towards a false conclusion. A red herring might be intentionally used, such as in mystery fiction or as part of a rhetorical strategies (e.g. in politics), or it could be inadvertently used during argumentation.”  – Wikipedia


These challenges use steganography, the art of concealing information within other information, in other words, covert communications.  They are best viewed on a computer due to the small interface on handheld devices and different functions that are available when a mouse is present.  You have been given coded challenges with binary code, hex code, and the regular alphabet with a shift.  The challenges will continue in their complexity.

Red Herrings

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Red Herringss

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Can you see the difference in the pictures of the red herrings?  Try it out for yourself.  Compare both images to see the difference.

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