Script Kiddies [vs] Real Hackers - The difference between the two.
We all know what a hacker or a cracker is, but I've said the term "Script Kiddies" in plenty of conversations before and the person I'm talking with needs an explanation. And that's why I'm posting this
A script kiddie is basically someone who wants to be a hacker but lacks the actual knowledge of how to actually hack anything. A script kiddie will use, you guessed it, scripts made by actual hackers and crackers in order to get the look of a hacker. They will basically just run the script and it will do whatever it was programmed for. The kiddie actually doesn't do anything but they get the gratification of "hacking" or taking down a website.
A script kiddie usually does this in order to call themselves a hacker in front of their friends and get acceptance or approval by some friends or peers.
A hacker, unlike a script kiddie, actually knows how to get into something without using a script of someone else to do so. Now I'm not saying that they won't use a script, because they usually do. The hacker or cracker will usually have a stable of scripts they can run to do whatever they want in order to perform an action while they manually do something else at the same time. It's like programming a second hacker in the form of a script in order to get twice as much "work" done so you can speed up the hack or crack.
A script kiddie isn't seen in a good light within the hacking community. They're seen as outcasts because they flaunt their hacking skills from using the hard work of actual hackers writing up scripts for themselves and friends. A script kiddie typically is a younger person, in junior high or high school, and wants to take a short cut on the learning of what to do in order to hack something.
I've actually seen some script kiddies talk about their latest hack and when I ask them if they accessed a website through htaccess they have no clue what I'm talking about lmao For those of you who don't know, an easy hack can come through your htaccess and even though it's not usually bad, it is annoying. If the "hacker" didn't know about this, they were definitely a script kiddie