NOTE: Very much of this question is part of the challenge, and exact wording sometimes matters. Please do not edit "For clarity" without ensuring that your edit does not disturb the puzzle.
When you log into your computer, an alert pops up. It reads, "Your computer has been hacked. The system Destroys." You shut off your computer, and it comes back on. It pops up with a huge blue screen that says
14E2N340. But you know about computers. You restart your computer. This time, you hit the
safe mode button. But when you log in, the same thing happens. But this time, there are four buttons below it, a password box, and a bit of text, which reads
When you click the buttons, they have passwords. When you click the correct button and enter the correct password, your computer is unlocked. But if it is wrong, your bank account will be hacked and your computer will self destruct.
You wonder if the numbers do anything. You click the four buttons. When you click one, an alert box pops up with a password. Here is what they said:
You bring your computer to the store, and they try to fix it. But nothing works. They reset the computer, but the whole process just restarts. They backup the hard drive and wipe it, but then the backup transfers the same virus to your other computer. What is the password?
Very much of the puzzle is dependent on the text
The system Destroys