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Fewer things seem out of place at the rough-hewn DefCon hacker convention than a swarm of kids.

For 18 years, hackers—and the computer security experts who track them—have gathered at DefCon, one of the largest and longest-running conferences of its kind, to share information about breaching and securing computers and other devices.

2011's DefCon featured what some hardcore attendees might consider to be a startling sight: children. For the first time, DefCon included...

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