1. Symantec/
  2. Security Response/
  3. RainbowCrack


February 13, 2007 11:50:10 AM
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Risk Impact:
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP


RainbowCrack is a password hash cracker. It precomputes all password - hash pairs in rainbow tables. RainbowCrack looks up the hash of the password in the precomputed tables, greatly reducing the amount of time taken to crack a password.


Your Symantec program detects RainbowCrack.


RainbowCrack must be manually installed.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version October 2, 2014 revision 022
  • Latest Rapid Release version February 1, 2015 revision 020
  • Initial Daily Certified version May 17, 2006
  • Latest Daily Certified version October 29, 2010 revision 003
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date May 17, 2006
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