Some hackers destroy people's files or entire hard drives; they're called
crackers or vandals. Some novice hackers don't bother learning the
technology, but simply download hacker tools to break into computer
systems; they're called script kiddies. More experienced hackers with
programming skills develop hacker programs and post them to the Web
and to bulletin board systems. And then there are individuals who have no
interest in the technology, but use the computer merely as a tool to aid
them in stealing money, goods, or services.
Despite the media-created myth of Kevin Mitnick, I am not a malicious
But I'm getting ahead of myself....