SAN FRANCISCO: BARNABY MICHEAL JACK, MOST NOTICEABLE FOR “JACK POTTING” TWO ATM MACHINES IN A DEMONSTRATION PLUS PLAYING ON WITH INSULIN 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.
In the evening of a San Francisco apartment near Bob Hill, reputed hacker Mr. Barnaby popped off on Thursday, July 25th, 2013. The police said that he was laid motionless by “a loved one,” although they have ruled out foul play.
San Francisco Medical Examiner Office reported that an autopsy was conducted, but it could take a month to detect the real cause of demise.
About Barnaby Jack
Barnaby was an internationally recognized “White hat” hacker who worked for internet and computer equipment security and was the Director of the 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; etc and was applauded many times at conferences for his showmanship and creativity.
Barnaby was supposed to appear at the Black Hat Hackers conference. Display his skills to hack pacemakers and carry out defibrillators on August 1st, 2013, in 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 as a manifestation of “Jackpotting” for the ATMs. His clip is uploaded on Youtube, and it has been seen more than 2.6 million times in two and a half years.
He moved on to the security of medical devices, such as insulin pumps. All his 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 the Food. Drug 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. At the age of 35, he died when he was all set to attend the “Black Hat Briefings” conference; Terry Ford announced that they would not replace his mark at the meeting.