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BackTrack 5 Cookbook by David De Smet, Willie Pritchett

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Using rainbow tables

In this recipe, we will learn about how to use rainbow tables with BackTrack 5. Rainbow tables are special dictionary tables that use hash values instead of standard dictionary passwords to achieve the attack. For our demonstration purposes, we will use RainbowCrack to generate our rainbow tables.

How to do it...

Let's begin the process of generating our rainbow tables:

  1. Open a terminal window and change directories to the directory of rtgen:
    cd /pentest/passwords/rainbowcrack/
    
    How to do it...
  2. Next we are going to run rtgen to generate an MD5-based rainbow table:
    ./rtgen md5 loweralpha-numeric 1 5 0 3800 33554432 0
    
  3. Once your tables have been generated, ...

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