Hacker who discovered pacemaker security vulnerability dies unexpectedly | TigerDroppings.com
Posted by
Message
Jim Rockford
LSU Fan
Member since May 2011
40930 posts

Hacker who discovered pacemaker security vulnerability dies unexpectedly

LINK

quote:

BOSTON -- Hacker Barnaby Jack has died in San Francisco, a week before he was due to show off techniques for attacking implanted heart devices that he said could kill a man from 30 feet away.

It was not immediately clear what had happened. The San Francisco Medical Examiner's office said that Jack had died in the city on Thursday, but declined to elaborate.

According to the Black Hat website, Jack was to present Aug. 3-4 on "Hacking into Humans." " I will discuss how these devices operate and communicate and the security shortcomings of the current protocols. Our internal research software will be revealed that utilizes a common bedside transmitter to scan for, and interrogate individual medical implants," according to promotional material for the event.

According to his bio, Barnaby Jack is the director Of embedded security research at IOActive.

In 2010, Jack gained attention for hacking two different automated teller machines at the Black Hat conference.

This years Black Hat conference starts tomorrow in Las Vegas.





WikiTiger
LSU Fan
Member since Sep 2007
40721 posts

re: Hacker who discovered pacemaker security vulnerability dies unexpectedly
quote:

It was not immediately clear what had happened.




riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiight


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
Them
LSU Fan
Gallatin Valley
Member since Nov 2008
9649 posts

re: Hacker who discovered pacemaker security vulnerability dies unexpectedly


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
jmarto1
LSU Fan
Houma, LA
Member since Mar 2008
15699 posts

re: Hacker who discovered pacemaker security vulnerability dies unexpectedly
I really wanted to know how to kill geriatrics.


Mullen3:16
George Mason Fan
Nerlins, LA
Member since May 2012
4708 posts

re: Hacker who discovered pacemaker security vulnerability dies unexpectedly


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
foshizzle
LSU Fan
Washington DC metro
Member since Mar 2008
31425 posts

re: Hacker who discovered pacemaker security vulnerability dies unexpectedly
quote:

I really wanted to know how to kill geriatrics.


There are some politically important people who have pacemakers, fwiw.


Brightside Bengal
New Orleans Saints Fan
Uptown
Member since Sep 2007
2851 posts

re: Hacker who discovered pacemaker security vulnerability dies unexpectedly
Dick Cheney laughs at Barnaby Jack.


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
jmarto1
LSU Fan
Houma, LA
Member since Mar 2008
15699 posts

re: Hacker who discovered pacemaker security vulnerability dies unexpectedly
I don't disagree that this couldn't be used to assassinate someone of importance. It is one of the reasons those types hide their medical records. Hell, we don't let people get the president's poo.


ugasickem
Georgia Fan
I'm on a Boat!
Member since Nov 2010
5969 posts

brass2mouth
LSU Fan
Member since Jul 2007
14215 posts

re: Hacker who discovered pacemaker security vulnerability dies unexpectedly
Nothing to see here...move along people.


WikiTiger
LSU Fan
Member since Sep 2007
40721 posts

re: Hacker who discovered pacemaker security vulnerability dies unexpectedly
quote:

Nothing to see here...move along people.


you forgot to mention that all conspiracy theorists are crazy kooks who are out of touch with reality


manwich
UCF Fan
You've wanted my
Member since Oct 2008
52480 posts

re: Hacker who discovered pacemaker security vulnerability dies unexpectedly
should i be upset that this guy got snuffed out?

seems like a good thing to me


LSUnowhas2
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Sep 2004
21841 posts

re: Hacker who discovered pacemaker security vulnerability dies unexpectedly
quote:

There are some politically important people who have pacemakers, fwiw.


This was a plot point on the show Homeland.


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
tiger1014
LSU Fan
Member since Jan 2011
10483 posts

re: Hacker who discovered pacemaker security vulnerability dies unexpectedly
quote:

I don't disagree that this couldn't be used to assassinate someone of importance. It is one of the reasons those types hide their medical records. Hell, we don't let people get the president's poo.


This was a professional hit compliments of Dick Cheney


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
Hoodoo Man
LSU Fan
Sunshine Pumping most days.
Member since Oct 2011
21178 posts

re: Hacker who discovered pacemaker security vulnerability dies unexpectedly
quote:

should i be upset that this guy got snuffed out?

seems like a good thing to me

Yeah.


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
Cajun Revolution
George Washington Fan
Member since Apr 2009
44671 posts

re: Hacker who discovered pacemaker security vulnerability dies unexpectedly
Where's my tin foil hat?


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
Jim Rockford
LSU Fan
Member since May 2011
40930 posts

re: Hacker who discovered pacemaker security vulnerability dies unexpectedly
quote:

should i be upset that this guy got snuffed out? seems like a good thing to me


This guy wasn't going around killing people. He was showing that there's a security issue that makes it possible unless measures are taken to close the vulnerability. He was one of the good guys. Somebody didn't want him publicizing this, and they killed him.

So yeah, you should be upset.


weaveballs1
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Jun 2010
1420 posts

re: Hacker who discovered pacemaker security vulnerability dies unexpectedly


WikiTiger
LSU Fan
Member since Sep 2007
40721 posts

re: Hacker who discovered pacemaker security vulnerability dies unexpectedly


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
manwich
UCF Fan
You've wanted my
Member since Oct 2008
52480 posts

re: Hacker who discovered pacemaker security vulnerability dies unexpectedly
quote:

He was one of the good guys. Somebody didn't want him publicizing this, and they killed him.

So yeah, you should be upset.
got it. now i'm pissed


Page 1 of 2

Back to top

Follow TigerDroppings for LSU Football News
Follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to get the latest updates on LSU Football and Recruiting.

FacebookTwitterInstagram