I have put both images in stegdetect. They are both passwd protected. What is funny, how before attempting to mess with this challenge I had know idea what exiftool, stegdetect, stegbreak, jtr where. Still don't to a certain extent. Commands for various software are confusing for me, but I can feel myself starting to understand the proper way to attack the problem/challenge. Forensics is very interesting to me. Has everyone given up on this one? I love the challenges the site offers.