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Barnaby Jack, renown hacker, dies at 35

Barnaby Jack, a prolific hacker hailing from New Zealand, has unfortunately passed away in an apartment in San Francisco at the age of 35. The cause of death has not been revealed, but a spokesperson for the local police did say that foul play was not a factor. Jack was scheduled to attend the Black Hat conference next week, an hour of which will now be dedicated to his memory instead.

During the event next week, Jack was supposed to demonstrate how one can hack into implanted defibrillators and pacemakers, exposing vulnerabilities in the technology. According to Reuters, which interviewed the hacker earlier this month, he’d stated his method could “kill a man” with the implanted technology up to 30 feet away.

Although he had dabbled in many categories, Jack is perhaps best known for a hack called Jackpotting, which involves a demonstration of the hacker causing ATMs to dispense bills. He had also worked at identifying vulnerabilities in medical devices that could prove dangerous, and has received praise from individuals, companies, and even government agencies for his efforts.

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- Grow Mushrooms at Home

i think you should change the title

To say "white hat hacker". They are the good hacker type that finds vulnerabilities and exploits and force companies and what not of them so that they can be fixed.

Even though this is the title from slashdot it's best to correct it this way imo.

Homeland security statement: patriotism is now considered terrorism.
I love www.isidewith.com shared it with everyone I know. If anything they realize its not just a red and blue idiot running for reelection.

somewhere out there...dick

somewhere out there...dick cheney just breathed a sigh of relief.

on a serious note sad though, right before the big conference too.

impossible to have a heart attack

when you don't have a heart


So sad

Liberty minded people or those who buck the tyrants need to watch their backs.

couldn't agree more

it's getting scary

Why are we losing our young 30 year olds?

Isn't anything going to shock the American people out of their slumber of gullibility as Paul Craig Roberts said?

I mean all of this is crazy. All our Navy SEALs that were killed in that helicopter crash were in their 30s. Chris Kyle, a famous pro-gun activist and Veteran sniper was murdered and in his 30's. Michael Hastings was in his early 30s. Pat Tillman was murdered, and he was about 30, think he was 27. Edward Snowden just turned 30.

This is really getting scary, people.

Perhaps we, as a group, should focus target on all our state Police Chiefs and Sheriffs.

and this would be why you

and this would be why you dont have an organisation with the ability to spy on every facet of ones life, using secrecy and gag orders.....im not saying, thats what this is, im just saying, one fits like a glove on the other, the need to dispose of those in the way, and the capability to identify them, and their habits, throw in live tracking, and you got yourselves a system that is rife for abuse.....and thats just what i can think up right now