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script kiddie
Last modified: Monday, October 21, 2002 

A person, normally someone who is not technologically sophisticated, who randomly seeks out a specific weakness over the Internet in order to gain root access to a system without really understanding what it is s/he is exploiting because the weakness was discovered by someone else. A script kiddie is not looking to target specific information or a specific company but rather uses knowledge of a vulnerability to scan the entire Internet for a victim that possesses that vulnerability.

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Know Your Enemy: III 
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Playing With Fire: No Sweet Honeypots 
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Information on the latest security vulnerabilities, free SecurityTracker Alerts, and customized vulnerability notification services.

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