Rainbow hash cracking

Monday, 10 September 2007, 10:50 AM EST

The multi-platform password cracker Ophcrack is incredibly fast. How fast? It can crack the password "Fgpyyih804423" in 160 seconds. Most people would consider that password fairly secure. The Microsoft password strength checker rates it "strong". The Geekwisdom password strength meter rates it "mediocre".

Why is Ophcrack so fast? Because it uses Rainbow Tables.

At Coding Horror.

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