SAN FRANCISCO: BARNABY MICHEAL JACK, MOST NOTICABLE FOR “JACK POTTING” TWO ATM MACHINES IN A DEMONSTRATION PLUS PLAYING ON WITH INSULINE PUMPS AND PACEMAKERS HAS PASSED AWAY BEFORE PUNCHING IN A HIGH-PROFILE HACKING CONFERENCE.
“Everyone would agree that the life and work of Barnaby Jack are legendary and irreplaceable” –Black Hat General Manager Terry Ford
Reputed hacker Mr. Barnaby popped off on Thursday, July 25th, 2013 evening in a San Francisco apartment, near Bob Hill. The police told that a he was laid motionless by “a loved-one”, although they have ruled out any foul play as yet.
San Francisco Medical Examiner Office reported that an autopsy was conducted but they could take a month for detecting the real cause of demise.
About Barnaby Jack
Barnaby was an internationally recognized “White hat” hacker, who worked for the security of internet and computer equipment and was the Director of famous security company Embedded Device Security at IOActive.
He was a virtuoso who used to look for bugs in itty-bitty computerized devices like pacemakers, ATMs and so on. He was applauded many times at conferences for his showmanship and creativity. He was supposed to appear at Black Hat Hackers conference and display his skills to hack pacemakers and carry out defibrillators on 1st of August, 2013 Los Vegas. He told a magazine that he was capable of killing a man from thirty-feet away just by attacking with an implanted heart machine.
He achieved sky-rocketing success a manifestation about “Jackpotting” for the ATM machines. His clip is uploaded on the Youtube and it has seen more than 2.6 million times in two and a half years. He moved on for security of medical devices such as insulin pumps and all. He invented methods to prevent them from loss; Medtronic Inc. revamped its products because of him.
He was in the good books of the US authorities, the deputy director of science at Food and Drug’s Administration’s for Devices and Radiology Health expressed his regard for his works by saying,
“The work that Barnaby Jack and others have done to highlight some of these vulnerabilities has contributed importantly to progress in the field,”
His co-worker Stuart McClure said,
“He was passionate about finding bugs before the bad guys.”
Tiffany Strauchs was his fellow-hacker, who told,
“He would hack everything he touched,”
A Brief Biography
Barnaby Micheal Douglas Jack was born on November, 22nd 1977, in New Zealand. He was a White-Hat hacker, programmer plus computer protector by profession. He died at the age of 35, recently when he was all set to attend “Black Hat Briefings” conference; Terry Ford announced that they would not replace his mark at the conference.