This Code Injection Technique can Potentially Attack All Versions of Windows


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Guess what? If you own a Windows PC, which is fully-patched, attackers can still hack your computer.Isn’t that scary? Well, definitely for most of you.

Security researchers have discovered a new technique that could allow attackers to inject malicious code on every version of Microsoft’s Windows operating system, even Windows 10, in a manner that no existing anti-malware tools can detect, threaten millions of PCs worldwide.

Dubbed «AtomBombing,» the technique does not exploit any vulnerability but abuses a designing weakness in Windows.

New Code Injection Attack helps Malware Bypass Security Measures

AtomBombing attack abuses the system-level Atom Tables, a feature of Windows that allows applications to store information on strings, objects, and other types of data to access on a regular basis.

And since Atom are shared tables, all sorts of applications can access or modify data inside those tables. You can read a more detailed explanation of Atom Tables on Microsoft’s blog.Read more…

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