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DEF CON trains 8-year-olds in hacking

Aug 08, 2011, 17:03 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by John D. Sutter)

"A common parent's reaction to something this might be: They're teaching them what?! But hear these hackers out. Their intentions are good.

"Take Horman's uncle, Adam Steed, a computer security professional in Salt Lake City, Utah, who brought his nephew to these training sessions because he already was fascinated with games and coding. (He actually has written his own computer game, called 'Blooks,' in which players 'try to build as many buildings as you can while avoiding enemies,' he said.)"

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