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nimasdj
Posted: May 16, 2009 09:22 am
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What does "Script kiddies" mean?
Doesn't it mean teenage guys who play games with scripts?


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Posted: May 16, 2009 03:15 pm
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No ~ "teenage" is a popular misconception. A "Script kiddie" is usually but not always a teenager.

A script kiddie is one who uses scripts or applications created by others to hack into computers without having a clue what they are doing or how the hack works. They like to think they are hackers, but without underlying knowledge they are not hackers.

An analogy would be a light switch ~ I can use it to turn a light on or off.
But if the fixture and wiring and switch was already in place, using the switch does not make me an electrician.
Unless I understand how electricity and the components work, I am a "script kiddie", not an electrician.


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