Rainbow Tables and Why Your Password Isn’t Secure

By Deane Barker on September 10, 2007

Rainbow Hash Cracking: Think your password is secure?

The multi-platform password cracker Ophcrack is incredibly fast. How fast? It can crack the password “Fgpyyih804423” in 160 seconds. Most people would consider that password fairly secure.

This post is a nice introduction to the concept of “rainbow tables” and that they mean to security.