script kiddie


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script kiddie

n.
A person who uses existing scripts, code, or other tools illicitly to gain entry to a computer system or network, without understanding the way the tools function or the way the system or network is designed.
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script kiddie

n
(Computer Science) slang a child or teenager who gains illegal access to computer systems, often by using hacking programs downloaded from the internet
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Another recent example of a script kiddie in action took place at the FBI (see "Consultant Breached FBI's Computers" by Eric Weiss, Washington Post, 7/6/2006.) In this case, the hacker-next-door was a paid consultant.
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Governments, web sites, and individuals are coming under attack from nation states, terrorist groups, organised crime, disgruntled current and former employees, and "script kiddies" - youngsters who are having fun trying out their new computer skills, explains Ernie Hayden, Executive Consultant, Securicon.
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From script kiddies to advanced hackers working for criminal entities, if an enterprise doesn't have the right security technology in place to deal with such threats, it will pay the price in costly data breaches.