Posts Tagged ‘AtomBombing’

AtomBombing: Zero-Day Windows Exploit

Monday, October 31st, 2016

Just in case you didn’t have enough security issues to worry about already …

Ensilo security researchers have discovered a new zero-day exploit in Windows that attackers can make use of to inject and execute malicious code. The researches call the exploit AtomBombing because of its use of a Windows function called Atom Tables. What’s particularly interesting about the exploit is that it does not rely on security vulnerabilities in Windows components but native Windows functions.