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How do you get your identity stolen twice by the time you're 10 years old? That must take some doing.
CyFi," a 10-year-old Girl Scout whose identity has been stolen twice, is helping to organize the conference. Her personal agenda is to network with other young hackers, advance her lock-picking skills and meet real federal agents while she's there.
A hacker conference for children is controversial even in the DEFCON community.
Prime targets for criticism include lock picking and social engineering, the art of manipulating people into revealing sensitive information.
“Everyone is up in arms that we are going to teach kids to be evil, but that is not the case,” said Chris Hadnagy, who trains companies to guard against slick-talking hackers and runs the website social-engineer.org.