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script kiddieA script-kiddie is an individual who uses scripts or software written by someone else to exploit or break into a computer system. It is a derogatory term, describing someone who uses malicious tools without knowing how they work or being skilled enough to create them. A hacker or power user, on the other hand, has an understanding of what he or she is doing, finds security vulnerabilities, or creates the programs or scripts that others use.

Also see: Hacker, Leetspeak, Scriptz, Underground