thedotmaster wrote:And in relation to "n00bs" - a noob isn't just someone who doesn't know much, it is practically synonymous with skiddy. You can not know much about an area but not be nooby.
To emphasize this:
Newb= New person/player/whatever, usually without a lot of knowledge, but willing to learn.
Noob/n00b/narb/n33b/any other lame online slang for "noob" is actually referring to a person/player who thinks they know a lot, and are very good, but really know very little about what they are doing/talking about and can barely even do what they're talking about. etc. etc.
So, yeh, much like a script kiddy.
As for Malware spyware trojans virus...
Malware= I always thought was a general term for ALL of them in one, though I don't pretend to be an expert.
Spyware= software used to spy on the infected machine.
Trojan= Well, you ever hear about the trojan horse? sneak in, then fuck Troy up from the inside out? Yep, that's where the name came from. They hide in files that look like they're system files, and/or in files that don't appear to have anyone visiting them regularly.
Viruses = They are designed to cause damage. Attack your hard drive, and anything and everything on it, depending on the virus of course.