How Are Script Kiddies Outwitting I.T. Security Experts?
“Ten years ago, you needed good programming skills to write a virus, but today there are ready made virus-writing programs on the market so you can write a virus and not know much about programming,” explains Mikael Albrecht of F-Secure. From 1989 to 1993, the TV character Doogie Howser, M.D., a 16-year old boy wonder, never failed to amaze with his positive impact on the medical field. Today’s teenage virus writers are anti-Doogies, making a negative impact on the I.T. industry. Are they succeeding? Or would they be better off spending time with their peers at the local shopping mall? The 15-year-olds, or “script kiddies,” are having an effect on the I.T. industry, but not to the extent that the public believes, say antivirus vendors and network security experts. In fact, with a few exceptions, most are not even very good at what they do. Full Story