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Developer(s)Zhu Shuanglei
Stable release
1.7 / April 11, 2017 (2017-04-11)
Operating systemWindows and Linux
Typepassword cracking

RainbowCrack is a computer program which generates rainbow tables to be used in password cracking. RainbowCrack differs from "conventional" brute force crackers in that it uses large pre-computed tables called rainbow tables to reduce the length of time needed to crack a password drastically.[1] RainbowCrack was developed by Zhu Shuanglei, and implements an improved time–memory tradeoff cryptanalysis attack which originated in Philippe Oechslin's Ophcrack.[1]

Some organizations have made RainbowCrack's rainbow tables available free over the internet.[2]

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  1. ^ a b "Project RainbowCrack = documentation". Archived from the original on July 5, 2008. Retrieved 2008-09-18.
  2. ^ "Password Cracking with Rainbowcrack and Rainbow Tables". 27 February 2006. Retrieved 2008-09-18.

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