How are script kiddies outwitting I.T. experts?

Thursday, 20 May 2004, 6:09 AM EST

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?

Script Kiddies

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.

By Lisa Valentine at NewsFactor.

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