from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A person who uses existing scripts, code, or other tools illicitly to gain entry to a computer system or network, without understanding the way the tools function or the way the system or network is designed.
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- noun derogatory A (usually amateur)
hackerwho compromisesfiles on others' computers or launches attacks on computer systems, using widely distributed computer programsor scripts, rather than using their own unique programs or scripts.
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