McAfee is telling us that Trojans are on the rise. I’m not talking about the USC football team here. Trojans, viruses, adaware, spam, spyware, they’re all the same to someone who just wants to check email and surf the web. Hackers are hacking and it seems to be hack season according to McAfee. They’ve claimed to have found a 63% increase in machines using backdoor techniques to control unsuspecting user’s computers in 2005 from 2004.
I may be skeptical, or hold a personal grudge against anti-virus companies, or both, but I wonder how their stocks and profits have been in 2005 from 2004. There’s always theat one question in the back of everyone’s mind, you know the question, I don’t have to explicitly write it out. Anti-virus’s are the computer talk taboo for some reason. If you actually say what you think, you just may end up with a virus!