President-elect Joe Biden’s team has hidden a secret job ad in the source code of their website, which has now been found by Internet sleuths. Funny Easter eggs hidden in the back-end of websites are almost as old as HTML. Job ads were hidden in the code of the sites for any advertiser to visit, completely hidden from the average user so unknowingly that they probably didn’t even try the inspecting material, only once they accidentally, panicked and did it instantly except IT.
In the past some cool things Apple and The Guardian gave. In a recent hidden Easter egg, a text adventure game hid in Google Chrome’s development console. The technology giant hides new retro adventures in a specific quest, it’s no stranger to hiding fun games to play around with (it once hid a version of Mario Kart in Google Maps).
If you want to play it yourself, go to Google and type “text adventure”, then open the console by right-clicking “Visit” and it will ask you if you want to play it, whatever you do. Frankly, it’s great and Joe Biden’s hidden message looks like an amateur.
It was discovered by the self-described “Cyber Minuteman” and “hacktivist” The Jesse on the Build Back Better website. The message hidden on Biden’s conversion website is far simpler.
The message, read with a link to the US Digital Services (USDS) recruitment website, is probably looking for coders and website experts to join the Biden administration staff, “If you’re reading this, we need your help to make it better.”
Jester wrote on Twitter, “It goes back to the preferences of MI5 and MI6 in the UK who, in my belief, published vague crosswords and puzzle contests in newspapers that hired the kind of people they were looking for.”
Besides, no one has enough thought to shake the code of any website that they have, is this a good recruitment process? Well, it certainly spreads the weed to someone who is not interested in the Biden administration.
One Redditor said, “I do this often to walk around and see what their front-end architecture looks like.” “You can quickly see something from a customized blog platform or general framework, sitting at home. Some sites will even publish information about the architecture/version of their servers and even details of internal networking (which is not usually a big deal).” Do not want to because it is a weakness you can be sensitive to) “. So if you’re technically enough (and mature enough not to find the word “back-end” funny), it might be worth visiting the websites you want to work on.