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Kali Linux Intrusion and Exploitation Cookbook by Ishan Girdhar, Dhruv Shah

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Cracking NTLM hashes using rainbow tables

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.

Getting ready

For this recipe, we are going to crack a Windows XP password. The rainbow table db can be downloaded from http://ophcrack.sourceforge.net/tables.php . The Ophcrack tool is available in our Kali Linux Distro.

How to do it...

  1. First, ...

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