Rainbow Crack is the next Microsoft Authentication-killer. Basically this crack generates every possible NTLM hash. These can then be put into a database and searched against. Instead of a crack tool brute forcing a particular hash by comparing it, one by one, with every computed value, this tool precomputes all the values and saves them. For complex passwords, this can save days of crack time. For the most complex passwords, it can save weeks. I believe the whole database can be bought for just over a hundred bucks, in some circles, but this free tool will generate it free.
update: Everything I ever wanted to know about passwords and rainbow tables all in one very recent paper/article. And hey, I didn’t even know Cain comes with a table generator!! W00t!
Been a lot of talk about rainbox tables here and passwords, so here are suggestions on how to withstand even rainbox attacks. Basically, what this tells me is that passwords/passphrases are flawed, fundamentally.
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I have been trying for the longest to figure out the password for my laptop running on Windows Vista. I didn’t originally have a password for it but when I lent it out to someone, I got it back with a password on my account and I can’t figure it out. I have the NT hash but I still have yet to have it decoded. Is there anyway you can help me out. The hash is:
Thanks in advance,
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