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I have faced following question in my assignment, need help.

Which of the following cryptographic attacks would salting of passwords render ineffective?
A. Brute force
B. Dictionary
C. Rainbow tables
D. Birthday

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The answer is rainbow although there might be some people will think answer is Dictionary.

Salted password could be included in Rainbow tables.

But in case of Dictionary it could not do as above, it contains just list of passwords and not possible combinations of passwords.

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