n. (Hacker Lingo) One who relies on premade exploit programs and files ("scripts") to conduct his hacking, and refuses to bother to learn how they work. The script kiddie flies in the face of all that the hacker subculture stands for - the pursuit of knowledge, respect for skills, and motivation to self-teach are just three of the hacker ideals that the script kiddie ignores. While anyone can be a script kiddie, generally they are teenagers who want the power of the hacker without the discipline or training involved. Obviously anyone who follows this route aspires to be a blackhat, but most refuse to even dignify them with this term; "blackhat" generally implies having skills of your own.
Other common terms for the ubiquitous script kiddie are lamer, llama, jackass, pre-pubescent ten-year-old, and of course the most unique, asshat.
by progamer124 February 6, 2004
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Someone who desperately aspires to be considered a hacker, meanwhile possessing none of the required skills. Living in denial, these individuals will trick themselves as well as others into believing they are hackers. This type of person will use ready-coded exploits to gain unauthorized access to their target host. Script kiddies will often lie, brag, or over emphasize about their computer abilities. A common technique used by kiddies in an attempt to gain acceptance in the hacker culture is to steal source code and claim it as their own.

In general, the average script kiddie is aged 12-?? as anyone with a computer and the desire to become a hacker is capable of becoming one (script kiddie that is). While there are literally hundreds of thousands of script kiddies and wannabes out there, keep in mind that there are also a good chunk of true hackers as well, who are able to spot and exploit flaws in other people's code, write their own code, etc.. basically anyone who claims to be a hacker, isn't one. Unless of course they are asked by someone for their opinion based on their particular skill-set.

Script kiddies will use and abuse technology to get their name or childish online aliases known. ie. defacing websites through the use of shells, using publicly available exploits to compromise security, download trojans and/or viruses and "pwn" some victims, launch DDoS (distributed denial-of-service) attacks, etc.. script kiddies are generally rejected by society and possess no social skills. There are so many things to be said here, but I think that sums them up for now.
<Hacker> Man.. you call yourself a hacker? Can you even code?
<Script Kiddie> u better wathc out b4 i hack ur server
<Hacker> Good luck with that.
<Hacker> Oh really? That's why I've already contacted your ISP about your planned DDoS attack?

* Script Kiddie has quit (Quit: changing shitty underpants)

by wuls October 29, 2007
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Someone who wants to be a hacker (or thinks they are) but lacks any serious technical expertise.
Nah, he's not a hacker. Just a lonely script kiddie.
by Chelonaut February 8, 2003
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A True Fool. One to be looked down upon. They tend to use leet speak, but dont realize its true significance. They are usually 10-14 year old kids (or so) who think they are "1337 |-|4x0r5", but are really just trying to be cool.

They call themselves hackers (which is not the same as a cracker, a hacker is a programmer, a cracker is a person who breaks into computers), while they are neither hackers or crackers.

They use other peoples programs to do their simple "hacking", and usually end up getting caught.

Hackers are really cool people. Script kiddies are morons.
Hacker: I just wrote my 30th module for the Linux kernel! Linus Torvalds emails me every day, he loves my code!

Cracker: I just broke into the CIA's webpage and replaced all occurances of the president's name with "Mr. Dumbass", It's funny as hell!

Script Kiddie: j0, ph00! I ju57 stolezored me a b0rkified wind0ze 3.1 b0xor. It r0x0rz my s0x0rz. I wundr if it g0tz Linux on it? Whutz Linux anywayz?
by niffshack February 28, 2005
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A computer user usually in their teens that uses pre-made programs for cracking, phreaking and most other forms of electronic havoc. They have little to no hacking skills and usually use their progz for bad purposes.
God damn script kiddies. They give hackers a bad name.
by IAmZero July 4, 2003
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Some spotty n00b who uses crap like Sub7 and thinks he's a legend.

These people need a good slap, and give professional crackers and programmers a bad name.

Despite what you may hear, good crackers don't often get caught. The people that get caught are dipshit n00bs who don't know enough about what they are doing to cover their tracks.

These people make me sick.
"I PWNED j00"
"shut up before i shut you up, you iliterate moron"
by Jack July 16, 2004
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A person who downloads exploits, but does not understand or respect them.
That's just a script kiddie using Denial Of Service attacks against my shell again.
by Keith Jesus Wilcox November 2, 2001
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