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(NPR)   One of the world's most prominent hackers, Barnaby Jack found dead just days before he was due to demonstrate how to kill someone by hacking their pacemaker. I'm sure that's a total coincidence, putting on tinfoil hat just to be sure   (npr.org) divider line 103
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2013-07-26 08:34:47 PM
t3.gstatic.com
RIP Barnaby Jack
 
2013-07-26 09:05:24 PM
Cheney.
 
2013-07-26 11:42:57 PM
specialty-hospital.com

What a hacked pacemaker may look like.
 
2013-07-26 11:45:27 PM
www.actorbuddyebsen.info

RIP, etc etc
 
2013-07-27 12:15:17 AM

ecmoRandomNumbers: Cheney.


Yeah Cheney can Force choke from further.
 
2013-07-27 12:15:26 AM
Good luck. My heart is behind seven proxies.
 
2013-07-27 12:18:31 AM
Death will be ruled suicide by means of 13 gunshots to the head.
 
2013-07-27 12:18:33 AM
(white) hats off to him-
 
2013-07-27 12:22:37 AM

ecmoRandomNumbers: Cheney.


He got a heart transplant, so he likely no longer has a pacemaker or the "boost pump" which replaced it.
 
2013-07-27 12:23:17 AM

MurphyMurphy: [t3.gstatic.com image 189x216]
RIP Barnaby Jack


goddammt
 
2013-07-27 12:24:44 AM
It never ceases to amaze me the number of "world prominent hackers" that I have never heard about until notified of their death via a Fark headline. I'm quite sure there must be a relationship between the deaths of prominent hackers and Al Qaeda #2s because it seems to me that neither the government nor the press could exist without their deaths in droves. I wounder if there is a competition between the FBI and the CIA. 'I killed a hacker today. Well, so what Mr. FBI poopy-head. I killed an All Qaeda #2 and and #3. So, my mine was a WORLD PROMINENT hacker. Haha ha."
 
2013-07-27 12:24:45 AM
How much interest was there in hacking pacemakers before this guy had drawn interest to hacking pacemakers?
 
2013-07-27 12:26:49 AM

MurphyMurphy: [t3.gstatic.com image 189x216]
RIP Barnaby Jack


farm4.static.flickr.com
 
2013-07-27 12:28:13 AM

worlddan: It never ceases to amaze me the number of "world prominent hackers" that I have never heard about until notified of their death via a Fark headline. I'm quite sure there must be a relationship between the deaths of prominent hackers and Al Qaeda #2s because it seems to me that neither the government nor the press could exist without their deaths in droves. I wounder if there is a competition between the FBI and the CIA. 'I killed a hacker today. Well, so what Mr. FBI poopy-head. I killed an All Qaeda #2 and and #3. So, my mine was a WORLD PROMINENT hacker. Haha ha."


He was well known and he's the guy who brought the medical hacking issue to the forefront. He became well known for the ATM hack. Additionally he pointed out it was *not* easy to do [the medical hacks], but the point was that it shouldn't be able to be done at all...and the purpose of such demonstrations is to get the security nailed down.

Seriously if you didn't know who this guy is, then it's like biatching about a sports hero being well known but you don't know them because you don't watch sports. If you follow this shiat at all, you've heard of him.
 
2013-07-27 12:30:10 AM

Lady Indica: worlddan: It never ceases to amaze me the number of "world prominent hackers" that I have never heard about until notified of their death via a Fark headline. I'm quite sure there must be a relationship between the deaths of prominent hackers and Al Qaeda #2s because it seems to me that neither the government nor the press could exist without their deaths in droves. I wounder if there is a competition between the FBI and the CIA. 'I killed a hacker today. Well, so what Mr. FBI poopy-head. I killed an All Qaeda #2 and and #3. So, my mine was a WORLD PROMINENT hacker. Haha ha."

He was well known and he's the guy who brought the medical hacking issue to the forefront. He became well known for the ATM hack. Additionally he pointed out it was *not* easy to do [the medical hacks], but the point was that it shouldn't be able to be done at all...and the purpose of such demonstrations is to get the security nailed down.

Seriously if you didn't know who this guy is, then it's like biatching about a sports hero being well known but you don't know them because you don't watch sports. If you follow this shiat at all, you've heard of him.


Plus didn't they make a movie about him? He wore shades and a hoodie?

No wait, I'm thinking of Kangaroo Jack.
 
2013-07-27 12:31:46 AM

Lady Indica: worlddan: It never ceases to amaze me ...


Also wasn't being snotty, realized the tone of my reply could come off poorly. Wasn't meant snotty. :)
 
2013-07-27 12:33:11 AM

Amish Tech Support: Good luck. My heart is behind seven proxies.


Mine is behind seven grumpy cats and guarded by scar tissue
 
2013-07-27 12:33:16 AM
It was supposed to look like....I mean, he died of natural causes.

princevega.com
 
2013-07-27 12:35:33 AM
img.gawkerassets.com
 
2013-07-27 12:36:15 AM

you are a puppet: Lady Indica: worlddan: It never ceases to amaze me the number of "world prominent hackers" that I have never heard about until notified of their death via a Fark headline. I'm quite sure there must be a relationship between the deaths of prominent hackers and Al Qaeda #2s because it seems to me that neither the government nor the press could exist without their deaths in droves. I wounder if there is a competition between the FBI and the CIA. 'I killed a hacker today. Well, so what Mr. FBI poopy-head. I killed an All Qaeda #2 and and #3. So, my mine was a WORLD PROMINENT hacker. Haha ha."

He was well known and he's the guy who brought the medical hacking issue to the forefront. He became well known for the ATM hack. Additionally he pointed out it was *not* easy to do [the medical hacks], but the point was that it shouldn't be able to be done at all...and the purpose of such demonstrations is to get the security nailed down.

Seriously if you didn't know who this guy is, then it's like biatching about a sports hero being well known but you don't know them because you don't watch sports. If you follow this shiat at all, you've heard of him.

Plus didn't they make a movie about him? He wore shades and a hoodie?

No wait, I'm thinking of Kangaroo Jack.




No, it's the guy who was part Indian, and liked to fight barefoot.

/I'm gonna take this right foot, and whop you on the side of your face
//wait, that's Billy Jack
 
2013-07-27 12:37:05 AM

worlddan: It never ceases to amaze me the number of "world prominent hackers" that I have never heard about until notified of their death via a Fark headline. I'm quite sure there must be a relationship between the deaths of prominent hackers and Al Qaeda #2s because it seems to me that neither the government nor the press could exist without their deaths in droves. I wounder if there is a competition between the FBI and the CIA. 'I killed a hacker today. Well, so what Mr. FBI poopy-head. I killed an All Qaeda #2 and and #3. So, my mine was a WORLD PROMINENT hacker. Haha ha."


With all the Al Qaeda #2s it appeared to be a play on "The Prisoner"

Who are you?

The new number two.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=zE-EMinj69o &t =158
 
2013-07-27 12:37:43 AM
Wow, that's weird. I heard about this today through...oh, let's call it a back channel. Which is to say, not the public Internet. Never heard of Barnaby Jack before today.

That's weird as hell.
 
2013-07-27 12:38:11 AM
The CIA is awesome.
 
2013-07-27 12:38:47 AM
Death by deckers.
 
2013-07-27 12:56:11 AM
RIP Barnaby Jones.
 
2013-07-27 12:56:27 AM
Barnaby jack? Yeah that stuff makes a mean quesadilla
 
2013-07-27 12:59:12 AM
I KNOW NOTHING.
 
2013-07-27 01:01:23 AM
Medtronic has long tentacles
 
2013-07-27 01:02:10 AM

worlddan: It never ceases to amaze me the number of "world prominent hackers" that I have never heard about until notified of their death via a Fark headline. I'm quite sure there must be a relationship between the deaths of prominent hackers and Al Qaeda #2s because it seems to me that neither the government nor the press could exist without their deaths in droves. I wounder if there is a competition between the FBI and the CIA. 'I killed a hacker today. Well, so what Mr. FBI poopy-head. I killed an All Qaeda #2 and and #3. So, my mine was a WORLD PROMINENT hacker. Haha ha."



Jack was part of of a group of hackers that is notorious for super-sensationalist "hacks" that actually have little to no real impact on computer systems. He did this ATM hack a few years ago that was cool, but when yo really look at what he did, it would be nearly impossible for anybody to replicate his hackin the real world.A lot of them work for this company, IOactive which is also notorious for pumping up these "uber-hacks" as epic catastrophes,of which IOactive can sell you the solution.  IOactive has a reputation, among securit people, of being hucksters and snake-oil salesmen. Good at grabbing headlines and drumming up fear, but useless when it comes to the real issues that affect IT security.This guys death is sad, and probably had nothing to do with his work.  He was clearly a smart guy. But his fame was somewhat contrived.
 
2013-07-27 01:14:24 AM
i.imgur.com

Yeah... I'm Barnaby Jack!

/obscure?
 
2013-07-27 01:26:21 AM

Giltric: How much interest was there in hacking pacemakers before this guy had drawn interest to hacking pacemakers?


too many?
 
2013-07-27 01:27:01 AM
The reporter that mysteriously crashed his car into a tree for an unknown reason right before his expose, now a hacker right before his much-covered pacemaker hack expose (I heard his interview on NPR)....there's been more than these two, too.

really makes one wonder.
 
2013-07-27 01:28:35 AM
The candle that burns brightest...

Might just get snuffed out by somebody who prefers the shadows.

I am curious what else he was currently working on. Since the pacemaker hack was at presentation stage he surely had another project in line.
 
2013-07-27 01:31:06 AM
upload.wikimedia.org

RIP

 
2013-07-27 01:41:55 AM
That's what happens when you overclock your pacemaker.
 
2013-07-27 01:53:23 AM
i41.tinypic.com
 
2013-07-27 02:14:24 AM

supaxi: That's what happens when you overclock your pacemaker.


You're gonna want to go with the corporate stable model, not the unlocked AMD.
 
2013-07-27 02:15:34 AM
Where ya puttin' the hat, Subby?
 
2013-07-27 02:35:52 AM
So, I should be happy?
 
2013-07-27 03:00:53 AM
www.digitalbusstop.com
 
2013-07-27 03:03:43 AM
Buh-bye, jackass.

I'll leave you with this: Link.

/suck it. suck it long and hard.
 
2013-07-27 03:11:05 AM

phuquetarde: Jack was part of of a group of hackers that is notorious for super-sensationalist "hacks" that actually have little to no real impact on computer systems. [...] He was clearly a smart guy. But his fame was somewhat contrived.


24.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-07-27 03:19:39 AM

saintwrathchild: phuquetarde: Jack was part of of a group of hackers that is notorious for super-sensationalist "hacks" that actually have little to no real impact on computer systems. [...] He was clearly a smart guy. But his fame was somewhat contrived.

[24.media.tumblr.com image 400x180]


That's CAPTA....

well, crap. Beaten to it.
 
2013-07-27 03:26:33 AM
On a sadder note, Jack the Barnaby was found dead earlier today in the back seat of his stretched limo. Evidently, the notorious hacker became locked in his car and hacked himself to death.
 
2013-07-27 03:39:06 AM

saintwrathchild: phuquetarde: Jack was part of of a group of hackers that is notorious for super-sensationalist "hacks" that actually have little to no real impact on computer systems. [...] He was clearly a smart guy. But his fame was somewhat contrived.

[24.media.tumblr.com image 400x180]


ROFL
 
2013-07-27 03:43:32 AM
A hacked pacemaker, huh?

You know what's going to happen when they call 911 and the Paramedic sees the pacemaker not capturing on the EKG?

1.bp.blogspot.com

All it takes is a swipe of a 10 pound donut magnet.
 
2013-07-27 03:44:00 AM

Giltric: How much interest was there in hacking pacemakers before this guy had drawn interest to hacking pacemakers?


Not enough.
 
2013-07-27 03:48:37 AM

ArcadianRefugee: Buh-bye, jackass.

I'll leave you with this: Link.

/suck it. suck it long and hard.


Wtf are you on about? He's was a jackass for working to improve the security of medical implants . . . why exactly?
 
2013-07-27 04:12:38 AM

CruJones: you are a puppet: Lady Indica: worlddan: It never ceases to amaze me the number of "world prominent hackers" that I have never heard about until notified of their death via a Fark headline. I'm quite sure there must be a relationship between the deaths of prominent hackers and Al Qaeda #2s because it seems to me that neither the government nor the press could exist without their deaths in droves. I wounder if there is a competition between the FBI and the CIA. 'I killed a hacker today. Well, so what Mr. FBI poopy-head. I killed an All Qaeda #2 and and #3. So, my mine was a WORLD PROMINENT hacker. Haha ha."

He was well known and he's the guy who brought the medical hacking issue to the forefront. He became well known for the ATM hack. Additionally he pointed out it was *not* easy to do [the medical hacks], but the point was that it shouldn't be able to be done at all...and the purpose of such demonstrations is to get the security nailed down.

Seriously if you didn't know who this guy is, then it's like biatching about a sports hero being well known but you don't know them because you don't watch sports. If you follow this shiat at all, you've heard of him.

Plus didn't they make a movie about him? He wore shades and a hoodie?

No wait, I'm thinking of Kangaroo Jack.



No, it's the guy who was part Indian, and liked to fight barefoot.

/I'm gonna take this right foot, and whop you on the side of your face
//wait, that's Billy Jack


You are thinking of the black guy who kicked stuff. Billy Blanks.
 
2013-07-27 04:22:29 AM

Giltric: How much interest was there in hacking pacemakers before this guy had drawn interest to hacking pacemakers?


I dunno, they did it on Homeland last season. It was one of those "I wonder if this could really be done" moments. Guess now we know.
 
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