As I got ready for work today, I had my television on Netflix as I always do. See, the thing about Netflix, they auto-play trailers for the item that is currently in focus. Well, after starting my television (which defaults to Netflix) and heading to the kitchen to make a cup of coffee, I heard the theme song of my childhood. I decided to write a riddle centered around this; however, since I'm also dealing with encryption at work this week, and there's an entire focus on steganography here, I decided to step it up a bit. For today's riddle I'm going to take things up a notch and make an incredibly nested riddle. This riddle (if I'm correct on terminology) will enter the following categories on your journey:
- Lateral Thinking
Now, before we get into this puzzle, I'd like to point out a fact to help you along the way.
- This riddle is restricted to the original series.
In order for an answer to be accepted, you must answer the following questions:
- What is the series this riddle is based on (and how did you get this answer)?
- What are all of the names used to find the final answer?
- What two encryption methods were used?
I would like all of these questions answered, as with enough research (and to get the correct answer), you'll be able to answer all three.
Mom? Mom? Mom?!
Huh, that's weird; my mom isn't home. She left me a note.
Hey honey, I went to the store to grab some groceries; I've written the directions to your destination at the bottom of this note. Oh, and your lunch is on the top shelf in the fridge. Have a great day!
When we begin, he offers three; the answer to which, number four is the key.
In order to solve it, you'll need more than that; as the answer is hidden with four plus a rat.
It looks like the code is all scrambled up again; I wonder if I still have my old decryption algorithms. Hopefully it's contained to CBC mode.
Oh no! I'm running behind! I need to go get my gAs354j+9c/TFDEke8f53Q==!
To find me just use, your imagination; the answer you seek is from your destination.
You need a new key, currently unknown; my number times four, minus four fully grown.
Hopefully this wasn't too terrible, though I expect it to take a little time. As a bonus question; how did I do on this riddle? Any recommendations for future ones?
Note: Partial answers are okay if you're trying to solve one step at a time. However, only a complete answer will be accepted.
I'll use my trusty frying pan, as a drying pan!
Consulting with Dexter can be a sure thing; so long as you listen, and don't overthink.
A destination you seek, and well it does hide; when it comes to the math, watch it slither and slide.
Update: For the users who don't have ready access to encryption/decryption tools on their computers; there are free online resources available. One of which is Code Beautify.