For this activity, we will be using Ophcrack, along with a small rainbow table. Ophcrack is a free Windows password cracker based on rainbow tables. It is a very efficient implementation of rainbow tables done by the inventors of the method. It comes with a graphical user interface (GUI) and runs on multiple platforms. It is available by default in the Kali Linux distro. This recipe will focus on cracking the password using Ophcrack, with the help of rainbow tables.
For this recipe, we are going to crack a Windows XP password. The rainbow table
db can be downloaded from
. The Ophcrack tool is available in our Kali Linux Distro.