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[Day 5] Ho-Ho-Hosint 05/12/2019



Elf Lola is an elf-of-interest. Has she been helping the Christmas Monster? lets use all available data to find more information about her! We must protect The Best Festival Company!

Resources available here.

#1 - What is Lola’s date of birth? Format: Month Date, Year(e.g November 12, 2019)

exiftool reveals that the creator is: JLolax1:

$ ./exiftool thegrinch.jpg 
ExifTool Version Number         : 11.93
File Name                       : thegrinch.jpg
Directory                       : .
File Size                       : 69 kB
File Modification Date/Time     : 2020:05:01 20:16:48+02:00
File Access Date/Time           : 2020:05:01 20:17:04+02:00
File Inode Change Date/Time     : 2020:05:01 20:17:04+02:00
File Permissions                : rw-r--r--
File Type                       : JPEG
File Type Extension             : jpg
MIME Type                       : image/jpeg
JFIF Version                    : 1.01
Resolution Unit                 : None
X Resolution                    : 1
Y Resolution                    : 1
XMP Toolkit                     : Image::ExifTool 10.10
Creator                         : JLolax1
Image Width                     : 642
Image Height                    : 429
Encoding Process                : Progressive DCT, Huffman coding
Bits Per Sample                 : 8
Color Components                : 3
Y Cb Cr Sub Sampling            : YCbCr4:2:0 (2 2)
Image Size                      : 642x429
Megapixels                      : 0.275

Googling for this name reveals a Twitter account:

We find the date of birth: December 29, 1900


#2 - What is Lola’s current occupation?

Still according to the Twitter page, Lola's current occupation is:

Answer: Santa's Helpers

#3 - What phone does Lola make?

Still according to the Twitter page, Lola makes iPhones: Sebastien.damaye (talk) Answer: iPhone Sebastien.damaye (talk)

#4 - What date did Lola first start her photography? Format: dd/mm/yyyy

With the help of the available resource in the instructions, we are using WayBackMachine to search for snapshots of the blog ( We find a first snapshot on Oct 23rd, 2019, which reveals the following statement: I started as a freelance photographer five years ago today!:


Answer: 23/10/2014 

#5 - What famous woman does Lola have on her web page?

On her blog, there is a picture of ada lovelace:

Ctf-tryhackme-advent-of-cyber-Ho-Ho-Hosint-reverse image search.jpg

To know who this person is, use Google image search engine and paste the URL of the image:


It will find related resources: