script kiddie


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script kiddie

An amateur who tries to illegally gain access to a computer system using programs (scripts) that others have written. Although they may have some programming skill, script kiddies do not have the experience to write their own programs that exploit vulnerabilities. They also tend to be indiscriminate and may try to compromise any computer on the Internet they can reach. See hacker, cracker and warez.
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In the interview the Script Kiddies representative not only claimed that the attack on Fox News was done in the name of Operation Anti-Security, but that several members of it were also members or ex-members of Anonymous.
But, he notes, there's a greater chance that recruiters and competitors are trying to find a company's employee lists, that script kiddies are trying to deface public pages, and that crackers are trying to use systems to springboard into others.
Hackers, crackers, and script kiddies continue to increase their knowledge, skills, and tools for inflicting harm on entities in cyberspace.
Most "hacks" that get reported in the news are the result of script kiddies running someone else's program against a corporate network that has not been secured with the latest readily available fixes.
If script kiddies are the digital equivalent of recalcitrant youth taking joy rides in someone else's car, then hacktivists liken themselves to protesters linking arms, creating virtual roadblocks on the information superhighway through denial of service attacks, spam, and Web site defacing.
Henry's interactive presentation, "Hacking Exposed: The Hacking Tools of Script Kiddies," will detail the tools and methodologies employed by "Script Kiddies," teenagers who download subversive hacking tools and use them to hack the Internet.
It's not that just script kiddies are causing a trillion dollars worth of damage," says Harriss.
Script kiddies may sound like nursery school students working on their penmanship, but they are actually pernicious hackers who prowl the Internet looking for systems that are easy to exploit.
With all the technology we have today, why are we still vulnerable to packet monkeys, script kiddies and other hacker/crackers?