Feds to tell kids about 'good' hacking

Federal officials will tell kids ages 8 to 16 about the risks and rewards of using coding skills to break into computers at this weekend's first DEFCON Kids hacker conference, Aliya Sternstein writes in Nextgov.

The lineup includes officials from the Army's computer crime investigative unit, the Defense Department's code-cracking division, the National Security Agency and the Homeland Security Department, the article states.

The two-day computer security workshop for children of the 19th annual DEFCON conference in Las Vegas, which attracts a variety of technologists that include ethical hackers hired by companies to find security defects, the story states.

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