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Barnaby Jack Dies Just Before Black Hat Revelations

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  1. Goal Line Technology

    Goal Line Technology Senior Member

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    Barnaby Jack, the security researcher who demonstrated cash machine hacks live on stage in Las Vegas and later highlighted the insecurity of smart medical devices,
    has died.

    His passing comes days before the opening of the Black Hat hacking convention in Vegas, where he was due to give a talk on electronic medical implants for humans.

    Barnaby Jack, a celebrated computer hacker who could force a bank ATM to spit out cash and sparked safety improvements in medical devices,
    has died in San Francisco on Thursday, aged 36.

    He once said he could kill a man from 30 feet away.

    His genius was finding bugs in the tiny computers embedded in equipment such as medical devices and banking machines.

    He received standing ovations at hacking conventions for his creativity and showmanship.


    He became one of the most famous hackers on the planet after a 2010 demonstration of "Jackpotting" - getting ATMs to spew out bills.


    More recently, he emerged as a leading expert in the weaknesses that could be found in medical technology.


    He discovered flaws in widely-used insulin pumps which allowed him to compromise the devices.

    The hack made it possible to control them and administer a fatal level of insulin, Mr Jack said.
    "My purpose was not to allow anyone to be harmed by this because it is not easy to reproduce,"

    "But hopefully it will promote some change in these companies and get some meaningful security in these devices."


    Mr Jack's expertise and vivid demonstrations of his knowledge at events like Black Hat earned him the respect of many security professionals.

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    Some people believe that...
    He was a researcher. He investigated these vulnerabilities so he could inform vendors how to make their products safer or more secure.
    He did not exploit these vulnerabilities himself for personal gain. He was unquestionably one of the "good guys."

    Some people disagree.

    What is your opinion? BHW members?
     
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  2. loclhero

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    Yawn?
     
  3. thesmashge

    thesmashge Power Member

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    That was reall funny...Although my heart goes for the OP who took efforts to bring the news here...
     
  4. Goal Line Technology

    Goal Line Technology Senior Member

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    why didn't you just decide to yawn somewhere else...
    like here for example...
    Code:
    [URL]http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackhat-seo/blackhat-lounge/590140-breaking-bad-anyone-else-jacked-up-final-episodes.html[/URL]
    where you will find that it has already been discussed before :)

    Touche mon ami.

    /Yawn
     
  5. loclhero

    loclhero Supreme Member

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    You asked for an opinion and got it. I don't
    GIVE.
    A.
    FUCK.

    Oh, and so sorry for bringing up something that I guess I should have searched for to see if it has been discussed before but good for you for pointing it out to me.
    Twice.
     
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  6. Goal Line Technology

    Goal Line Technology Senior Member

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    lol :)
     
  7. eloquenceeee

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    Interesting to read about his work with disrupting pacemakers - crazy that you can even do that.
     
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    VintageAude BANNED BANNED

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    just because you use Tony Soprano as your user pic doesn't mean your disrespectful ass wouldnt get smacked in real life
     
  9. loclhero

    loclhero Supreme Member

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    LMFAO....the ultimate internet loser. Actually threatening to beat someone up online. It doesn't get any better.
     
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    Whatever you say, Vito Spatafore.
     
  11. Skyebug77

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    Keep this nice thread clean from fighting. Show some respect for the man that died. He contributed a ton to society and at least OP has taken the time to put together a nice piece on this human soul that has left us.

    Thanks For the share Goal Line
     
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    LOL how many people have you threatened tonight?
     
  13. Duffers5000

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    Just read up a bit about the man. Seemed like a highly talented guy RIP.
     
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    I like how you're jumping here and there in order prove yourself the boss over here, but to me you're sounding like an idiot trying hard to get attention of others. Now, start trying to come up with something unique, which makes me laugh. :D

    OP this has nothing to do with your thread in particular. I was reading about the guy and he appears to be a legend of sorts.. Apparently, such people die mysteriously and no one knows the actual reasons. Remember the kid who hacked NASA station and forced them to shut down for 40 days. They suffered billion dollar losses. Unfortunately, that kid was murdered without anyone knowing what happened to him... Sad :(
     
  15. Goal Line Technology

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    To those of you who have minor / major issues with each other, please remain on topic,
    or GTFO of this thread please.
    (Oh and that is not a threat by the way, just in case you start that old chestnut)

    I am getting so f8cking frustrated with posters who come in with their swarmy OFF TOPIC posts,
    if it does not interest you, then have the maturity to differentiate between something of interest,
    or not, in which case just dont bother reading it, and simply read another thread,
    but kindly do not bother coming in and trying to belittle threads by posting your garbage.

    A guy has lost his life, thats why I posted it. I felt that it may be of interest to some members.

    Thanks in advance for your cooperation and understanding.
     
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  16. notyourmatey

    notyourmatey Power Member

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    what is going on recetly here? too many internet hustlas
     
  17. Hankhill

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    I tell you whut, it's definitely a well-orchestrated assassination. He has made many enemies from many sides, there are many out there who just want him to go away. He was in fact a "White Hat" hacker. Basically he helped medical companies improve their products so that less ethical hackers couldn't get away with murder by hacking into somebody's pacemaker.
     
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  18. Ste Fishkin

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    OP I will leave you rep in hopes it brings this talented person back to life.
     
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    I was going to post this story, then used the search and found this thread. :D

    I'm betting this was the result of industrial espionage, i.e. corporation neutralizing an independent hacker cuz he was a threat.

    What an artist though, world has lost something great.
     
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