Script kiddie

Updated: 04/12/2021 by Computer Hope
script kiddie

A 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.

Note

The term script kiddie or script kitty may also be used when playing games to describe a player using cheats (scripts) when playing a game.

Computer slang, Hacker, Leetspeak, Scriptz, Security terms