Psst... Hey Buddy, Wanna Create a Virus?
So, you think there are only a handful of virus creators out there? Just a couple of guys sitting in a back room in some third-world country clunking away on what we would consider a boat anchor of a PC? Think again. The person in the cubicle next to yours could, at this very moment, be creating a virus. Viruses will continue to be generated in greater numbers than ever before. Why? First of all, the number of people with access to computers and the Internet will continue to escalate. Secondly, creating viruses has become easier with the development and availability of virus authoring kits such as the (K)alamar Virus Creation Toolkit or TrinitiÂ’s VBS Worm Toolbox. The ability to write viruses has also become easier. Languages such as Visual Basic and Visual C, C++, both of which make use of GUI interfaces, make it so that very little actual programming knowledge is required.